How to buy teak plywood

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How to buy teak plywood
Teak plywood is ideal for building ship interiors and walls. (cockpit image by southmind from

Teak plywood is generally used for construction on boats. It is composed of marine plywood, such as meranti, and is glossed over with a waterproof teak veneer. This makes teak plywood ideal for building components of ship interiors, such as cabinets, as well as exterior components, such as walls. This type of wood can be difficult to find in stores such as Home Depot or Lowes because of its marine-specific usage. Marine plywood is easiest to find in lumber yards and speciality wood or marine stores. There are also a variety of online stores that specialise in marine plywood.

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    Visit the website of an online retailer of teak plywood, such as Marine Plywood by Homestead (the URL for this site is listed in the References section of this article.) You can look at and buy all sorts of marine plywood through this website.

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    Select the type of teak plywood you wish to buy. You can choose either "Teak Marine Plywood" or "Teak and Holly Marine Plywood."

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    Scroll down the page and select the amount of plywood you would like to buy. The prices and sizes of the planks are listed on the site. To purchase the wood, click "Add to Cart." The site walks you through the following steps to check out, including address and payment information.

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    Visit a map website, such as Google Maps or Mapquest. These types of websites allow you to search for a range of stores in your area.

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    In the search bar, type "Lumber Yards near ____" --fill in the black with your location. When you click the "search" button, a map of your area will pop up onto the screen with dots representing different lumber yards and stores nearby.

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    Click on the dots nearest to where you live. The name of the lumber yard or store will pop up along with other information: the address and phone number, and a web address, if your selected store has a website. Call the store and ask if they carry the teak plywood you are looking for. If so, you can visit the store to check it out. If the store has a web page, you can search the site to see if they have the teak plywood you are looking for before heading down in person.

Tips and warnings

  • While searching for stores near you, you may have to contact several stores before you find the type of wood you are looking for.

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