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ski_king
09-08-2013, 05:48 PM
Without going into too much detail why I need this......

Where can I buy a piece of teak. Approx. 1" x 2" x 60 in" ?

I did find this (http://www.buckwoodcraft.com/marine_lumber.htm#4quarter_), but $60 including shipping sounds a little high.

Cloaked
09-08-2013, 05:53 PM
Try http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/

No guarantees....
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ski_king
09-19-2013, 05:56 PM
Try http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/

No guarantees....
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I see what you mean by no guarantees...... I got the board today, but it wasn't the size I asked for.

nrojay
09-19-2013, 06:29 PM
I was just getting an order completed with them
what was your experience details please with them

Cloaked
09-19-2013, 08:02 PM
I see what you mean by no guarantees...... I got the board today, but it wasn't the size I asked for.
I priced a stick today from them....

4.75" X thickness x 65" = $45 + $25 shipping about 100 miles away....

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Ron Grover
09-19-2013, 08:50 PM
Legitimate teak here in KC at my wood store runs about $35 bd ft. That's cash and carry.

jakethebt
09-19-2013, 09:55 PM
It is super expensive. The local hardwood store only gets it in when they can get a good deal on a truck load and it is still one, if not the most expensive woods in the entire store. I will see if they have any in stock. They did about a year ago.

nrojay
09-19-2013, 09:57 PM
Has anyone ever used another species of wood that worked out
and what was it?

KahunaCraft
09-19-2013, 10:15 PM
I have tried and liked Jatoba for parts on an old boat platform...platform was teak, some adjacent parts were Jatoba.

here is a link from another forum on it.

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?75977-Good-Substitute-for-Teak

dfmaus
09-19-2013, 11:10 PM
http://hardwoodstore.com/

I bought the teak for my replacement deck from them. I've probably got enough left over for the size you need, no idea what it would cost to ship though.

blackhawk
09-19-2013, 11:34 PM
Here is another source for teak.

http://www.walllumber.com/exo.asp

I have also seen people selling random pieces on ebay.

Skyskiguy
09-20-2013, 01:05 AM
Legitimate teak here in KC at my wood store runs about $35 bd ft. That's cash and carry.

Same price here in SLC at the hardwood store.

CruisinGA
09-20-2013, 06:41 AM
Could try Ipe.

76S&S
09-20-2013, 08:30 AM
I built a platform for my old 76 and I got the teak off of fleabay. You can search for "teak lumber" on there and get lots of hits.

ski_king
09-20-2013, 09:02 AM
At this point, I am assuming they will make good of their mistake. I clearly asked for a board that has a minimum size of 7/8 " x 1-3/4". What I got was 7/8 in. square.

Anybody can make a mistake. It is how they handle their mistakes that shows what knd of a person/company they are.

I was hoping to repair the platform this weekend and put the boat into storage next weekend. I guess I will need pospone at least a week.

dfmaus
09-20-2013, 10:01 AM
I have purchased from these guys, but always picked up at store.

Here is another source for teak.

http://www.walllumber.com/exo.asp

I have also seen people selling random pieces on ebay.

CC2MC
09-20-2013, 12:51 PM
Could try Ipe.

You beat me to it. Just be aware it is so dense that it does not float. Could be good if you were looking to add some weight to the back of the boat. I am unsure about it getting that much water constantly with regards to warping. I know that high end decks and outdoor furniture are made with ipe.

ski_king
09-20-2013, 05:43 PM
It looks like it was an honest mistake of getting the label mixed up on 2 packages. The correct one should be on its way.

Cloaked
09-20-2013, 07:24 PM
It looks like it was an honest mistake of getting the label mixed up on 2 packages. The correct one should be on its way.
Excellent.... I have always heard good things about Tommy and his business... Other local tier providers should follow his service model....

ski_king
09-29-2013, 04:30 PM
Teak World came thru and I had the right size board on Wednesday.

Anybody or company can make a mistake. When they admit to it and go out of their way to correct it, that say a lot about them. I highly recommend them to anybody that needs their products or services.

Today, I ripped, plained, routered, sanded, screwed, plugged and teaked oiled the replacement board. After a couple more coats of teak oil, I think it will look as good as new.

Cloaked
09-29-2013, 04:51 PM
I got a stick from Teak World this week. A nice piece of wood. I have the wider slats on my (not the standard deck like yours, I have that one stored) platform. Four and three-quarter inches wide x 72". $70 shipped.

Great people with which to do business.

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