Some shots of the mostly finished floor

Attaching the veneer to the hatch plywood took a little time, some quality wood glue, and a few clamps……


The glue of champions…..

Titebond III Ultimate exterior waterproof wood glue with an applicator brush. All you have to do to clean the brush is let the glue dry and scrape it clean with your fingernail.

After it was secured …..

Let the staining begin……it ultimately took about 8 coats for the Light parts (the holly strips) of pecan colored stain and four coats on the teak parts of Gunstock to match the existing floor.


first coats…..

Then it was on to stain the section of floor that had already been replaced.

As you can see, there is a decent amount of difference in the old vs new colors……

This is as close as I felt I could get them to match…..

All we need now is some trim pieces to finish it off….. But that’s next time…..

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