There is a large quantity of Malaysian Apitong available a lumber yard near here 1 1/8 X 6 with a ship lap cut into the edge for $ 2.15 a running foot. It is clear straight and about the color of mahogany. It is sold as truck floor decking. I am considering it for a transom. I tried staining a small piece and it looks an awful lot like stained mahogany. Has any one used apitong on there boats?