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Re: [bolger] Re: FYI Lauan Description

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  • Clyde S. Wisner
    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
    Message 1 of 8 , May 25, 2001
      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

      jeff@... wrote:

      > 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.
      >
      > Jeff
      >
      > --- 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
      > for
      > > 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
      > and
      > > two
      > > > small plys. There's nothing inherently wrong with the wood used
      > to
      > > 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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