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gail57 01-19-2003 05:33 AM

teak lumber
does anyone know of a source for teak? our recently purchaced cat.27 needs the boards which run under the traveler and over the companionway hatch and foward toward the mast are pretty ratty. they are 1-1/2" thick x 3-1/2" wide and 6ft. long. we would like to find another supplier to compare to our one and only local seller. i know teak is outrageous, but would still like to comparison search on-line have only led to businesses who sell by the "car-load".i have 30+yrs. of wood working exp. they are a snap to make. just need to get the raw material---thanks, dave57

kokopelli9 01-19-2003 06:45 AM

teak lumber
Check out a wood called has the qualities of is beautiful like teak...but not on the endangered list so the cost is much less. I have companionway boards made from this and have been very pleased with them for several years.

thomasstone 01-19-2003 06:57 AM

teak lumber
Dave, dont know where you are ,but here in Wilm,NC we have a great place called Anchor Hardwoods. They sell every kind of exoctic wood, plus they will cut it or plane it however you want. I would imagine you would have a similiar type of place that sold hardwoods. If not let me know and I will get the number for you.-thomas

sinewave2 01-20-2003 04:34 AM

teak lumber
i recently purchased teak for a project and for a rough cut 5/4 x 6 it was $14.60 a foot really nice wood. at this price you have to measure twice and cut once.

h37skipper 01-20-2003 07:49 AM

teak lumber
Or consider PlasTeak, a real plastic teak made from recycled milk cartons. Main advantage is maintenance free. Main disadvantage is color, they may not have want you want. I had them cut me 3/4" x 8'' strips for trim on the cabin sides. I chose a lighter color. Now I need to replace the varnished teak handrails which are much darker than the trim strips.

thefantasea 01-21-2003 09:59 AM

teak lumber
A couple of years ago I needed to replace some teak on my 1978 C30. I contacted Catalina through the "contact us" section of their website and they put me onto the outfit that produces their trim. I was able to get an exact duplicate. Why not give it a try.

gail57 01-29-2003 03:25 PM

teak lumber
thanks to all for the great tips. yes, i did find a site through catalina that will either send the rough wood or build to my specs. i decided to send them the old boards. we''ll see what happens. they are: in florida.
i''m in gig harbor washington,let''s if it''s worth the shipping.

wildlone 02-09-2003 06:33 AM

teak lumber
In the winter, when Lake Michigan gets cold and firm, I do a little woodworking. I am able to buy teak at both stores I go to for other hardwood lumber. Many mail order hardwood suppliers also carry it. Price varies, but I have seen it at $17.50 a board foot, and even $20. Mighty precious stuff.

Thermal 02-10-2003 07:56 AM

teak lumber
Around the Southern California area I found a place called Ganahl Lumber (several stores) that had some erally nice stuff at about $12.50/bd.ft. I even shipped some to Hawaii, where my boat is, only to find a place in Honolulu that has it for $13.00 - even 8/4!

timl 02-10-2003 10:29 AM

teak lumber
Since you are in the Pacific NW, you might try PJ White Hardwoods in Vancouver (BC) they sell Burmese Teak in various lengths and thickesses. Prices are in Canadian of course, and are between $16 and $20 (Cdn) per board foot. Might be worth the drive. Send me an email directly if you are interested in instructions on specifically dealing with them.


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