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Forum topic by StefanKitchens posted 06-21-2012 01:50 AM 1295 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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StefanKitchens

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06-21-2012 01:50 AM

Hi there,

I live in Thailand and the most workable, cost effective wood sheet (8ft x 4ft) or (1200×2400) I can find is a wood called ‘Rubber wood’. It comes in thickness’s of 15, 18 and 20 mm. It is a light wood which I imagine will take up stain very well.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=rubber%20wood%20finger%20joint%20board&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=667&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=o33iT4TEEtCIhQfYtujMAw

I’m trying to get a good finish with the wood, such as, a clear matt finish, a darker stain, like oak or teak and then in some cases I would like a polyurethane finish to protect the wood when using it in a kitchen or a wet room.

Has anyone worked with this wood and achieved good results?

Your feedback would be much appreciated,

Thanks,

Stefan.


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eatsawdust

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 02:05 AM

Is it the same thing as parawood?

-- Why does everything I enjoy doing have to be bad for the environment, I work in the oil industry and enjoy working with exotic woods from rain forests

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