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Forum topic by Dan Hux posted 09-10-2009 12:01 PM 1274 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan Hux

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09-10-2009 12:01 PM

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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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#1 posted 09-10-2009 01:20 PM

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 09-10-2009 02:29 PM

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 09-10-2009 02:30 PM

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 09-10-2009 03:16 PM

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 ?

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 05:00 PM

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

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 05:18 PM

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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