I have a 41 ft wooden German Frers Sr. sloop built in 1952. The transom is built of mahogany planks about 3 inches wide and 1 inch thick. The transom structure is sound but cosmeticaly it is not good enough to finish bright. Therfore I have always painted it white. I am giving consideration to cold molding over it with mogogany. My plan is to apply two layers of 2 inch wide by 1/8 in. thick layers of mahogany diagonally onto the transom with epoxy. The second layer would be run at an opposing diagonal to the first layer. A third layer of the same strips would be added running horozontal. My reasons for considering this are: 1) Allow the transom to be finished bright, thus allowing me to add additional coats of varnish over the painted on name over time (repainting the existing white while cutting in around the painted on name is a real pain) 2)Add additional strength. Any opinions or advice on what I am planning to do?