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Dan Hux

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1804 days ago

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Can someone point me in a direction good for buying Teak,, I did a google search, My house in Raleigh, NC didn’t cost as much as Teak. My goodness that’s an expensive piece of wood..I need enough to build some Adirondack chairs.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1804 days ago

Dan, Here is an ad that appeared last week on Craigslist for teak in the Cincinnati area. At $2-$3 a bf this is a good deal.

Not sure if this helps but it may be worth the drive if its still available.

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#2 posted 1804 days ago

I live in the north east were a lot of boat building is happening. The supply that they use sells teak at over $20.00 a board foot. To give you a comparison.

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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#3 posted 1804 days ago

cypress and spanish cedar are cheaper ways to go for outside use,maybe you have something special your going to do .good luck

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#4 posted 1804 days ago

new orleans is the big port for teak ,
when i worked the boats in ft lauderdale , fla. ,
most of the suppliers had stickers that came thru new orleans .
in the ft. laud, miami area , it’s like pine everywhere else !

p.m. charlie1958 , maybe he can scout you some up ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 1804 days ago

Try St. Anjelos Hardwoods good selection, but like all teak pricy.

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#6 posted 1804 days ago

I know you probablly want to use teak for tradition, but you might be able to get a better deal if you use Ipe, or Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry), both have great rot resistence like teak.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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