View Full Version : Wood for boat in AL or SE?
01-19-2009, 10:55 PM
Anyone know where I can find mahogany or white oak near Birmingham, AL? Which wood is best for floor boards in my Stauter CPS center console?
01-19-2009, 11:11 PM
By floor boards, do you mean removable planks or wide strips of wood supported underneath with attached cross-pieces? If so, tempting to say marine ply, DF or some other relatively light wood. Is there much mahogany elsewhere in the boat?
WO would be a poor choice -- heavy, expensive, swells and shrinks a lot. Floorboards are often the first thing that gets replaced, as they can take a real beating in a lot of boats.
01-19-2009, 11:25 PM
Lots of cypress in your area, that would be a fine choice.
01-19-2009, 11:31 PM
Get in touch with Stauter in Theodore or if that doesn't do the trick call Diversified Marine in Mobile and ask for Tom. I am pretty sure that they get their mahogony from New Orleans, but Tom will know.
01-20-2009, 10:10 AM
Another place worth checking out is Hardwood Center near Scottsboro.
Its probably a 3 hour drive from where you are but they have dimensional wood of almost every species. They also have some ocoume marine plywood. The owners are very nice people. My only connection is that I just run up there every once in a while to get mahogany or ash or walnut for a project. I feel very lucky to have them nearby.
01-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Is cypress or mahogany easiest to work with? Anyone know what Stauter uses? I'm trying to go back as 'original' as I can.
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