What to do with a rotten wood boat?

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What to do with a rotten wood boat?

Post by tgauthier » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:30 am

I purchased a boat with the plan to restore but it was too bad to save so I salvaged the Mahogany. Plans changed and I built a desk. I did have to go to the mill and buy the Maple for the dovetail drawers. The boxes were made from 3/4" birch ply, the top was 3/4" sapele ply banded with the boat mahogany.
I am very happy with the power supply channel located under the desktop.

I cleaned up the trailer and sold it on Craigslist to recoupe my expenses.

My wife is happy and so am I.

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Re: What to do with a rotten wood boat?

Post by vupilot » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:22 am

Great desk Ted! What make/model of boat was it?

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Re: What to do with a rotten wood boat?

Post by tgauthier » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:54 am

I am really not sure but I was told about a 1957 Wagmaker Wolverine Boats.

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Re: What to do with a rotten wood boat?

Post by jprice » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:58 am

Very nice job on the desk!

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Re: What to do with a rotten wood boat?

Post by fergal butler » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:35 am

Very nice,,,,, you know you could make a lovely boat out that desk :lol:

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Re: What to do with a rotten wood boat?

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:35 pm

Looks great!! Is your computer behind the door? If yes, what did you do for cooling? Working on an office right now as well :)

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Re: What to do with a rotten wood boat?

Post by rbrandenstein » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:51 pm

Great job Ted!
Now that's turning lemons into lemonade.

I had to laugh when you put this post in Design Modifications. This is more than a modification, this is a major alteration.
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