What wood? Charleston bench slats


Have several pair of iron end pieces for Charleston benches. Need to rip some new slats for seats and backs. No idea what wood to use. What say you? Oak? Teak (expensive)? Other?


Where to buy clear stock?


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17' Henry O Hornet w/ Yamaha 115
26' Palmer Scott project hull
14' Bentz-Craft w/ Yamaha 25
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I'm no expert in the area, but what about white oak....it is strong and will take a lot of flex before breaking.Originally posted by Striker



That would be my one of my top choices for sure. Red Oak being ok and pretty with the pink hues,,,,,,, but the grains are a lot different. Red Oak grain is wide and wavy whereas the grain in White Oak is much tighter and straight, making it a "Mo Bedda" for something like bench slats.

Thats just my opinion, and opinions are like butt holes cause everyone has one and almost all of them stink.

Have several pair of iron end pieces for Charleston benches. Need to rip some new slats for seats and backs. No idea what wood to use. What say you? Oak? Teak (expensive)? Other?

Originally posted by PalmerScott



How many irons is several?

Are they all worth salvaging?

What length are you trying to make the benches?

How thick do you need the finished planed slats to be?

Do you have the ability to rip, plane, and finish 5/4 rough cut lumber to size?


If you answered yes to two or more of those questions I might have an idea.








Originally posted by Edisto Fisher--Staff







crickets.......
Have several pair of iron end pieces for Charleston benches. Need to rip some new slats for seats and backs. No idea what wood to use. What say you? Oak? Teak (expensive)? Other?

Originally posted by PalmerScott



How many irons is several?

After inspection, 2 pair. Or, 2 benches.


Are they all worth salvaging?

Those 2 are.


What length are you trying to make the benches?

48"

How thick do you need the finished planed slats to be?

5/8"

Do you have the ability to rip, plane, and finish 5/4 rough cut lumber to size?


Yes. Just bought a new table saw. 30 yr old craftsman finally died. Bench rebuild is first chore for new saw.

If you answered yes to two or more of those questions I might have an idea.








crickets.......Originally posted by Edisto Fisher--Staff



Sorry to be so slow responding. Worst couple of weeks in a long time.


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17' Henry O Hornet w/ Yamaha 115
26' Palmer Scott project hull
14' Bentz-Craft w/ Yamaha 25
Can anyone tell me a place to purchase a couple of those bench seat ends?? I have several pieces of oak strips I could use.

Thanks in advance!

NN
Traveling and posting from phone, I'll catch this up when I get home Sunday
H


Sorry to be so slow responding. Worst couple of weeks in a long time.


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Hope you are doing better? Nobody needs bad weeks.
 

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