I have been looking around for decent quality Douglas fir to use for a new skeg on an old Chris-Craft. Douglas fir was the wood originally used.
So far, I've seen a lot of plain-sawed stuff that will cup and/or twist, is nowhere close to clear, and doesn't look very strong.
I just need a 2" x 10" x 10'. Do I have to go to somewhere like Maurice Condon, or do any of you know of a closer place?
I notice (Classic Boating) that Don Danenberg now has a shop in Utah in addition to his Michigan establishment, which likely makes him one incredibly busy individual. There are quite a few mid-western restorers of runabouts. Where do they get good-quality wood for skegs?
There sure is a lot of #3 wood being sold as #2.