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Forum topic by Blackfin29 posted 12-11-2017 02:56 PM 455 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackfin29

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12-11-2017 02:56 PM

Long time Lurker.. who finally actually joined.. This forum has saved my bacon a few time reading other’s experiences. I thank you for that.

Not sure if this is Ok to ask, but can anyone suggest a location where I could purchase Teak at even remotely sane prices? I’m seeing $50/BF… Which if that’s what I have to pay then so be it, but just thought I’d ask for some dealers ANYWHERE Mass, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Connecticut???

THanks all.


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 12-11-2017 03:12 PM

I’d hate to say this to you, but Teak is stupidly expensive (which I’m sure you already know). The least I have seen it for 39 a board foot here in New Jersey. Is there some other wood you can use? Is it for a marine setting, or just outdoor. Does it have to match grain wise? Maybe then somebody could help you.

Hope this helps

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 12-11-2017 03:33 PM

go to my guys HERE it is half the price your at :<))

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johnstoneb

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#3 posted 12-11-2017 04:10 PM

I have used Iroko as a teak substitute it is about 1/3 the price. It looks almost identical to teak.

this is an example
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/286546

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pmtottawa

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#4 posted 12-11-2017 05:03 PM

i have roughly 400 bf of it sitting around.
only caveat is that im in canada so dont know how usefull that is.
it is all clear.

cheers
paolo

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JCantin

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#5 posted 12-11-2017 06:46 PM

Listed at $40/bf at Newport Nautical Timbers in Bristol, RI. Thought I would pass it along in case you weren’t aware of them.

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#6 posted 12-12-2017 12:38 AM

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Blackfin29

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#7 posted 12-12-2017 05:48 PM

Thanks to ALL replies!! some great info… I would also like to share with the group a place I found via word of mouth that will do around $24 BF!! (under 10” wide) It’s in Tiverton, RI which is very close to quite a few boat builders and ship wrights alike….

http://www.stangelohardwoods.com/

@johnstoneb, I’m curious though to try some Iroko in other projects now that you have mentioned this, however, this is for my boat’s galley and want to stay traditional but that piece of work you posted looked fabulous!!

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 12-12-2017 07:13 PM

$34.36 bf for 4/4 at Parkerville in Connecticut.

You can also try CWG in Enfield CT and Downes and Reader in Milford CT.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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LazarusDB

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#9 posted 12-12-2017 07:34 PM

Highland Hardwoods in Brentwood, NH has 4/4 and 8/4 rough for just under 30/BF.

Aaron

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NewportCycle

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#10 posted 12-13-2017 11:12 PM

Atlantic Hardwoods Portland Maine $31.5 to $35 per bf

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Blackfin29

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#11 posted 12-13-2017 11:41 PM



$34.36 bf for 4/4 at Parkerville in Connecticut.

You can also try CWG in Enfield CT and Downes and Reader in Milford CT.

- chrisstef

LOVE visits to Downes and Reader…. My 5 year old can literally name damn near every species they have!! Adults look at him as he passes Zebrawood and gets all excited…
THanks!!

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