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glendot

12:16AM | 07/24/04
Member Since: 06/26/04
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I am doing a small project on my boat, in an exposed area. Teakwood is the first choice but when I costed it out, I was flabbergasted. What other wood would work, having an adequate rot resistance and be light enough that I could stain to match the teakwood? I think oak might be good?

Also, I have a bunch of black locust logs I have been making into posts and rails. That wood is very rot resistance. I am cutting up a piece and making into boards as possibility for my project. This wood was cut and split 2 years ago. How will I know if it is seasoned enough to use on a project?

Altereagle

07:31PM | 07/24/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Eucalyptus is a hard wood that earns high marks for strength, durability and offers excellent weathering characteristics. It is pinkish-brown in color and turns to a reddish-brown with age and exposure to light. It's resistance to decay is relative to teak wood. When finished with a high quality penetrating oil, mixed with the stain of your choice, Eucalyptus takes on a teaklike appearance.

The bow makers fav, black locust.. have a look here this may help?

http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/forestry/g314.htm

http://www.altereagle.com/

http://decks-ca.com

http://kingofcrown.com

Alter Eagle Construction & Design
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