Re: [bolger] Re: FYI Lauan Description
- I would like to find a source for luan door skins, which would allow one to build up epoxy laminate
or super marine ply. Clyde
> Exactly how I'm going to use it. As a poor mans mahoganey laminate.
> I want to have some varnished wood on the sides of my Tennessee in an
> attempt to get a 20's look to her. I'll start with my 3/8" ply sides
> with glass and expoy, then on the top sides of about 15 inches or so
> above the sheer line, I'm thinking of adding a layer of lauan on top
> and epoxy coat it then varnish to get the "look" I'd like.
> Still pondering it for now though.
> --- In bolger@y..., cadbury@s... wrote:
> > --- In bolger@y..., Chris Crandall <crandall@u...> wrote:
> > > On Tue, 22 May 2001 djost@m... wrote:
> > > > Having had a near death experience in a Luan ply planked Diablo
> > (only
> > > > the fiberglass sheathing saved my life, I would recommend it
> > use
> > > > on only disposable boats close to shore (swimable distance).
> > >
> > > There's lauan, and there's lauan. Keep in mind that the post was
> > about
> > > solid lumber, not plywood.
> > >
> > > The problem with most lauan plywood is the you have one BIG ply
> > two
> > > small plys. There's nothing inherently wrong with the wood used
> > make
> > > the plywood.
> > >
> > >
> > I agree with Chris, but would like to add one point: All of the
> > Luan that I have seen is called "5.2 mm nominal" and my calipers
> > say it is about 3/16" thick.
> > If you use this stuff where 1/4" ply is called for, you are
> > building to lighter scantlings than the designer called for.
> > I used 5.2 mm luan for the cabin roofs (where no one should
> > be standing or sitting) and also also as a "facing" (stained
> > and varnished) on the transom of my AF4.
> > I don't know if I would attempt to build a whole boat out of
> > the stuff, unless I could find it in thicker sheets.
> > Max
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