I'm new to this wood boat building/repair passion, so so maybe you all know about this.
Came across an ad in a trade publication. Outfit called Thompson Mahogany. They sell exotic wood for decking(like what goes around the pool).
Check them out at www.thompsonmahogany.com
Also, I found a local fellow with some white oak I need for my boat. He was telling me how he distinguishes white oak from red oak. Told me how the white oak has a crystaline like grain (when held close). I have a ton of shipping pallets around the yard (some as long as 12' and 5/4 thick)that has to have some white oak and maybe other good lumber. Any good source of info on identifying rough-cut-slightly-weathered lumber.