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#1 Zachary

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:40 PM

Apologies if has been asked before, where is the best place to find teak. Only looking for a couple of cubes of around 60mm so off-cuts would be perfect. Ta.
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#2 Black Panther

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:45 PM

Look for a big expensive powerboat with a teak toerail.visit late at night with a small saw.
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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:54 PM

Yup and it wil pre varnished so that will also save time and coin.
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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:05 PM

There are likely to be some suppliers - $$$

Can you do it in some other kind of wood?

 

I've found discarded garden furniture and BBQ sometimes have some quite nice wood. 

 

Otherwise, a piece like that could be cut from a dead Pohutukawa (hard/strong/durable) or a piece of Puriri (even harder) sometimes sold as firewood. You could also press a suitable piece of Kanuka into service - incredibly hard, just watch grain orientation. 

 

Unless you desperately absolutely need teak of course...

 

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:10 PM

Apologies if has been asked before, where is the best place to find teak. Only looking for a couple of cubes of around 60mm so off-cuts would be perfect. Ta.

  • Suss a local boat builder.
  • Some of the BIGGER mega size hardware outfits carry assorted moldings and the like out of many timbers these days, one may work for you after a small modification.
  • Be more specific on size and quantity. Among the many here and the lurkers there are many crusty old farts with scrap bins full of awesome good sh*t.
  • Local cabinet makers. Rich pricks like Teak and they may have recently done Winston a new kitchen.

Look for a big expensive powerboat with a teak toerail.visit late at night with a small saw.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 05:16 AM

Apologies if has been asked before, where is the best place to find teak. Only looking for a couple of cubes of around 60mm so off-cuts would be perfect. Ta.

Rosenfeldt and Kidson, 


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#7 Maté

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:41 AM

I might have a bit, exact dimensions?


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 11:55 AM

Kauri Warehouse Otahubu?
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#9 Zachary

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:45 PM

Thanks All,  exact dimensions are 2 blocks of 40 x 50 x 60mm if there are any teak-laden scrap bins out there.


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