Guest Posted May 11, 2010 Share Posted May 11, 2010 No, it's not a typo, just me doing odd. Question is basically about wood. There are a number of areas on the interior of our boat where the woodwork needs repairing or replacing. The question is basically about which types of wood are suitable for use on boats. I notice, for example, teak (though incredibly expensive) is very popular and there must be a reason why. Correspondingly pine is cheap and plentiful but I've never heard of it in a boat. I need to select some wood to make batons and cupboards / shelves etc and I want to make sure I select something appropriate. Also, where is the best place to get this kind of thing? I know B&Q is probably the wrong answer but the fact is they are opposite where I work so very easy to get to, otherwise I have to drive into Norwich somewhere which makes opportunities to go shopping far more limited. One final thought - although I really dislike it myself, the interior of our boat is a slightly old fashioned dark wood finish. It's not completely clear what colour the wood would be if it didn't have a ton of dark varnish all over but I am guessing it would not have been that light in colour to start with. It would therefore probably be best to avoid something extremely light in colour (like beech) and then varnish or stain it to within an inch of its life to try to make it match. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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