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I want to make a custom fit 'duckboard' to fit on the floor of the toilet/shower room on our new boat.

Does anyone know of a timber retailers in Suffolk or North Essex, that sells Teak strip-wood, or with the facility for cutting it into suitably sized slats, from a larger piece?


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If Norfolk's not too far away, then Tim Collin, of Hoveton, has been supplying hardwoods to boatbuilders and retail for decades now.

I've been in there a few times now when a "marine joiner" has been hunting through the stacks with him for a particular piece of some exotic hardwood, and yet he's always willingly had the time to sort through a pile of BS1088 plywood for my meagre needs.

http://www.yell.com/b/Tim+Collin+Hardwo ... E-1276864/

Don't be fooled by the small size of the yard on the Rhond, he also has huge warehouse nearby, where the truckloads of timber arrive.

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Thanks Strowager, I have noted that option too.

I'm guessing that maybe Iroko or even Oak, might do the jop just as well?

It is after all, only for a duckboard for the floor of the toilet/shower room, so as long as it doesn't mind getting wet, I guess it doesn't really need to be a 'posh' as Teak.


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Laninate wouldn't be a practical answer, as it is a 'wet-room' duckboard plafform that I want to construct, to protect the plastic floor from shoes, but easily removeable for cleaning.

The picture below shows what I'm want to make, albeit we have a sea-toilet in ours, not a Porta-Potti.

The cockpit and cabin gangway floors, are already laid with real Teak.



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Sorry, I hadn't read the whole thread properly before replying.

I had a similar requirement on my boat, there was a self-draining well in the cockpit just in front of the companionway.

I found just the thing on Ebay, a ready made hardwood duckboard for a wet room. I just had to cut it slightly to fit perfectly, and it was cheaper than buying the raw materials. I can't remember what type of hardwood that it was, but it's certainly unaffacted by damp.


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