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Mahogany vs. Sapele 20 Oct 2019 03:04 #99893

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Mahogany vs. Sapele 04 Aug 2019 00:10 #97976

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I once had a white XK-140

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Mahogany vs. Sapele 15 Jun 2019 23:09 #96459

If you're looking for marine plywood try "Chesapeake light craft" there a resource for wooden canoes and kayaks and have plywood.
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Mahogany vs. Sapele 15 Jun 2019 21:47 #96455

Since the '70s, I've ordered boat building plywood including Okoume and Sapele from Harbor Sales in Baltimore, MD. They can cut panels to smaller sizes to reduce shipping costs. Multiple sheets come banded together and wrapped with masonite and cardboard, or something similar to protect the outside faces, edges and corners of the panels and are shipped by motor freight to your location. They carry some types and thicknesses in 10' lengths and can scarf panels to increase both length and width if needed.

Suwanee Lumber may carry some of the marine grade mahogany type plywoods as well.

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Mahogany vs. Sapele 15 Jun 2019 15:32 #96435

I priced some wood out. Mahogany and Sapele were nearly the same at around 5.50 board foot, white oak only a few cents less, while teak was 5x more expensive at $28/board foot.

Where are you Atlanta/Alabama guys finding marine ply? Only place I could find is Sweetwater Lumber in Austell which has 4x8 marine ply american made/grown fir in 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4. They do not have anything fancy like mahogany. I wanted to put some on the seats to keep my biscuits from burning.

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Mahogany vs. Sapele 15 Jun 2019 14:00 #96432

HawkEyes wrote: Here is a piece of Sapele just so you can see the beauty. " quarter-sawn"

It was kinda cool.... I pulled this out and my 8 year old said... That looks like mahogany dad. :heart:




Keep in mind this will darken considerably once a sealer is applied.

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Mahogany vs. Sapele 15 Jun 2019 01:10 #96403

Here is a piece of Sapele just so you can see the beauty. " quarter-sawn"

It was kinda cool.... I pulled this out and my 8 year old said... That looks like mahogany dad. :heart:

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Mahogany vs. Sapele 14 Jun 2019 02:37 #96378

Thery are pretty much the same wood. Both are gorgeous Woods. :heart:

I have white oak on my transom. The next time my motor comes off I think I will stain the oak before varnishing. The oak is very bright compared to my mahogany backrests.

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Mahogany vs. Sapele 14 Jun 2019 02:28 #96377

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I've always used Mahogany for my boats but the next one I think will be White Oak because it is readily available, rot resistant and hard as a rock.

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