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Old 09-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by healhustler View Post

Matching teak can be done, but matching an installed panel that age is nearly impossible. 1/4" teak veneer plywood is available locally here in Miami for 99 bucks per sheet, and teak veneer in large rolls can often be found in most large custom lumber yards. A good carpenter can play with different stains for the tone and finish.
I have had good luck helping both teak and cherry panels to "age" quickly. By placing the panels in direct sunlight the UV process can be jump started. The problem with matching the panels by staining them is that the UV will change the color anyway. Just place them in direct sunlight until they have changed a good bit, then stain if needed. You can also add corners or scribe moldings to cover slight misfits. If you carefully make a template that probably won't be necessary.
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