what kind of wood should be used to make the boat furniture?

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  1. hyboats
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    hyboats Junior Member

    what kind of wood should be used to make the boat furniture
     

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  2. coolgps
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    Ply wood cored with honey comb.
     
  3. alan white
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    There are hundreds of species you could use. Plywood always looks like plywood even with a nice veneer, but it's used a lot because it's stable and less labor to construct.
    There are definitely best and worst solid wood species. You can research which are best on your own. Mahogany and cherry are favorites.
     
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    And investigate what is available locally.
     
  5. jonr
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    Something that is rot and termite proof.
     
  6. PAR
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    There's no such thing as rot and termite proof. Species selection is dependent on many factors, including the subjective nature of your clients. Teak, mahogany, and oak are common. You have several good choices of hardwood on that big island of yours.
     
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    It depends of the application. Pine, cherry, zebra wood and just about anything can be used in protected areas.
     

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    If you are making boats like in the pic, I would use King Starboard for all the cockpit furniture, if you like a bit of wood outside too, then just trim it with teak. Set teak like decking on flat surfaces, raw in the middle sections and margin boards done in full gloss looks very nice.
     
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