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Who makes the best wood kits ? Kinda hard to judge from the pictures shown in catalogues, so I'm seeking advice before purchasing. Thanks Y'all.bowtier
 

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If your going to make your own Use WHITE OAK it works better for outside use. After making your cuts use good sealer on ALL sides and ends.
 

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I'm just thinking it is better to go with oak than pine. That's my plan, anyway.
For a show quality truck I would agreed. Be it oak or Pine, Mar-k has you covered, Made in the USA too! http://www.mar-k.com/Catalog/catalog.aspx

FWIW, for a working truck, plywood and a rubber bed mat are good options and will save you a bunch of money. If your interested, check out post #34 here: http://talk.classicparts.com/showthread.php?t=13928&page=3

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Just ordered wood...

for Grandson's 64 stepside we're working on. Got some oak. Guess he will pick what degree of finish he wants and what stain he desires. I'll let him work up the blisters on that stuff. That'll show him the value of hard work while I weld in his new floor.

Thanks to all for you help.

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On my 70 LWB I bought some mahogany and milled it myself. A local company makes mahogany drift boats. I asked them what they use for a finish, they refered me to marine spar. They noted that no more than two coats work best because more than that can become brittle and crack. Mine looks beautiful with new SS strips.
 

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We need pictures please. I never tried mahogany in the bed. Did you leave it dark. I have used in here in the house on the floor as deviders.
 
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