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Ray
Ray

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:10pm

Post Subject: Wood Roses & Castles panels

As part of refurbishing my narrowboat I want to replace the two Roses & Castles cabin door panels. The current ones have twisted and cracked horribly, think the builder used poor wood. What is the best wood to use to create new panels? I'll then decorate them with R & C scenes etc.

Tony-B...
Tony-B...

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:22pm

Post Subject: Wood Roses & Castles panels

If this were my boat I would be looking for some good quality marine ply, not Far Eastern ply or exterior ply. I think plywood with many laminations is probably the most stable. It will be expensive but try Robbins of Bristol. Take great care to seal all cut edges.

Ray
Ray

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:35pm

Post Subject: Wood Roses & Castles panels

Tony, again I believe I've been given good advice, and again thanks as before Ray

Tony-B...
Tony-B...

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:28am

Post Subject: Wood Roses & Castles panels

Thanks, note I carefully said "what I would do". A proper cabinet maker may well use solid timber panels but as they usually need machining to produce a tongue that fits into the surround. Good quality marine ply is far easier and can be glued into the surround rather then left a little loose to allow fr movement.

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