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post #14 of Old 05-27-2018 Thread Starter
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Re: Sourcing approriate lumber for strip ceiling

Here's something I had not thought of: Chuck Rose, of "Cruising LeaLea" fame, brought up the possibility of using plywood strips rather than solid lumber. Said he had seen it done, with excellent results.

This appeals to me a lot. It would save me a fortune, and be easy to do. I'd use marine-grade, Sapele-veneer plywood, thoroughly sealed with penetrating epoxy, and varnished.

If the idea is sound, what thickness do you guys think would be best? Would 6mm be enough? That's just a hair under 1/4". Better off with 9mm maybe?

Speaking of sapele veneer, I've always thought that's what the manufacturer used on my boat. Am I right?


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