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Interesting Wood Find

Postby raymacke » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:30 pm

Had a friend tell me his daughter was removing wood covering an 8’ x 20’ interior wall for remodeling. It was tongue & groove like flooring a little less than 3/4" thick. They were throwing it all in the dumpster and knowing I am a scrounger said I could have it if I wanted to go get it. He said the original homeowner whom was a woodworker told her it was teak. I thought yea, right - a teak covered wall. But thought I would take a look.

Well, much to my surprise it WAS teak! It was toe-nailed like normal hardwood flooring leaving the top surface unharmed but the nails did come through the back at about 16" to 24" intervals. Also, most of the T&Gs were damaged in removal. But I am able to salvage most of it in 1 1/4" wide strips 5/8"+ thick.

As a thank you gift I have made them a personalized cutting board. Not yet sure what I will do with the rest of it. Could make a bunch of teak cutting boards as I see they are popular online but it seems like such a waste of teak!
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Re: Interesting Wood Find

Postby hoodman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:16 am

I don't know, Ray, all that teal looks kinda like a boat deck to me!

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Re: Interesting Wood Find

Postby BayouBengal » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:29 am

all that teal looks kinda like a boat deck to me


YEP!

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Re: Interesting Wood Find

Postby kens » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:35 pm

Gosh Ray,
Your boat looks really nice trimmed out in Oak the way you did.
Imagine if it was trimmed out in Teak !!
You need to build another boat to find out !!!
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Interesting Wood Find

Postby raymacke » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:18 pm

The only problem with that is one more boat would mean one less wife!

I'll have to give it some more thought. :)
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