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Forum topic by bold1 posted 03-15-2019 01:29 PM 218 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bold1

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03-15-2019 01:29 PM

I find myself in need of 1 piece of Teak 1.5” x 2.5” x 24” to repair a dog chewed coffee table leg. Everywhere I checked so far either doesn’t have, or has a min. order. Would anyone know where I could just get what I need or have some I could purchase?


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#1 posted 03-15-2019 05:43 PM

there are so many variables with teak lumber that it may be
impossible to find a good match.
is it economical to just replace all 4 legs with something that
you would be content with ??

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#2 posted 03-15-2019 06:36 PM

Try contacting Wood Workers Source here in Phoenix:
https://www.woodworkerssource.com/shop/search.html?Search=teak
They sell via WWW in small quantities.

We also have had a couple folks advertising Teak lumber on Phoenix CL?

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#3 posted 03-15-2019 06:43 PM



there are so many variables with teak lumber that it may be
impossible to find a good match.
is it economical to just replace all 4 legs with something that
you would be content with ??

- John Smith

Good point here. Where I live I could make all 4 legs out of most other hardwoods for the cost of 1 teak one. Its around $30 bf where I am.

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#4 posted 03-15-2019 10:48 PM



there are so many variables with teak lumber that it may be
impossible to find a good match.

That can be a big deal IME. I have had teak vary so widely as to match really poorly or not at all. Ordering online might be really hit or miss on that.

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#5 posted 03-15-2019 11:18 PM

Thanks for the replies. I’ll check the link. I could live with almost any wood, but the owner wants the piece repaired and refinished. I know better, but I agreed to do this without seeing it. The way it was described I thought I could sand the legs thinner. Three can, but the fourth is almost chewed thru. Since I’m refinishing it and sanding those other legs to new grain, I think I can tone the other to match if the grain is anything close to them. I already explained to the woman about matching problems, but she wants as much of the original kept, as possible.

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