Some of you may remember that I bought a 4x8 sheet of teak & holly plywood for a pilothouse sole for my 24' powerboat. We all agreed the this stuff was not very rugged and looked kind of artificial. I measured the thickness of the teak veneer at about .012 - .013 inches. With the panel costing $165, I calculated the the premium for the teak & holly veneer over solid teak at between one and two thousand percent markup. YUK!
Anyway, I elected to cut my own veneer from cherry and lay down the sole in epoxy. The photos show the (almost) finished job. The decoration is Liz" favorite bird and is a shorebird named an avocet. It was burned in and a bit of paint was added.
Sorry about the size of the photos, but the Clubphoto site is not working properly tonight.
[ 04-10-2002, 09:53 PM: Message edited by: Tom Lathrop ]