1979 F28 Wood Interior

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1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by Lance F28 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:33 pm

Can someone tell me what type of wood was used in the interior? Also, what refinishing products do you recommend? MIne is in decent condition but very coarse and dull. Attached are some pictures for reference. Thanks in advance for any comments.
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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by oldboat1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:02 pm

Very nice! Think you will see some teak, laminates, and vinyl. You might use some Murphy's cleaner, then follow up with some Weiman furniture cream or just lemon oil. See what you have before anything serious in the way of refinishing.
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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by rickalan35 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:26 pm

Lance,

In my previous Trojan which was a '74 TriCabin, I had teak laminate with teak trim in the interior walls. I always sanded it right down to the bare wood and then put on three or four coats of plain marine cetol (never gloss.)

Make sure its marine and not cetol from a lumber store as the flash point (how quickly it dries) is slower and you will not almost poison yourself with the fumes like I came close to doing (ended up in the hospital overnight).

We were always very pleased with the cetol finish on the Trojan teak.

Your floor though might appear to have some grain in it that I didn't have in my Tricabin cockpit floor (which was also teak)..... so wondering if previous owner might have installed oak... thoughts?

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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by RonW » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:34 pm

I agree with Oldboat1.
I'm moving into my Admiral's domain here, but she always uses Murphy's Oil Soap on our 1975 interior woodwork. It looks like new when done.
See how that looks before major refinishing.
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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by WayWeGo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:48 pm

Another vote for Murphy's Oil Soap and lemon oil. Works great on our interior wood.
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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by Lance F28 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:40 pm

Thanks guys for the replies. I do believe the floor was done by a previous owner. It looks like oak wood flooring from the grain, and is in pretty good shape. I think most of the paneling is a veneer but I am not familiar enough with teak to make that assumption. From ya'lls replies it sounds like that may very well be teak. The solid trim pieces around the door jams and windows are probably teak too I assume. I have some Murphy's and I'll give that a try in a few spots to see how it looks. Thanks again for your replies!

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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by Big D » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:41 am

Just to confuse you more, you may have a mix of teak and mahogany all stained to match. There's probably some teak trim but the solid wood structural framing, cabinetry, etc. are likely mahogany as well as most if not all of the plywood to reduce production costs. The teak will have a tighter more dense grain than the mahogany. Older mahogany won't have as much of a wavy grain as the more recent stuff but it'll be wavier than the teak.

I find using oils are okay as long as the current wood tone/surface, and finish is consistent and not blotchy. To get it to that point, it's likely you'll have to do a lot of prep, and I find it's good to have a really good base or rubbing oils disappear fairly quickly. With very little prep, an even coat of regular/flat Cetol is easy to apply and will probably even out all the different tones you may have going on from faded finishes. Given that it's interior surfaces, a Cetol finish will likely last for several years if done right.
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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by Lance F28 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:27 pm

Big D, I suspected a lot of this was mahogany by the grain, it's pretty coarse. I'll find an area out of sight and try a spot with Murphy's and another with Cetol and compare the results. Thanks for your input.

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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by WayWeGo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:05 pm

Lance F28, we should probably make sure you are aware that Cetol is an easy to apply varnish replacement, whereas Murphy Oil Soap is a cleaner that is usually followed with some type of furniture oil.

We use Cetol on our teak cockpit combing, swim platform and bow pulpit. It is a very good product that you have to reapply every year or so when used outdoors. If you are going to use it, you need to make sure you follow the directions and also use a solvent to remove any old oil.
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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by RonW » Mon May 07, 2018 1:53 pm

Update from my Admiral.
After the Murphy's Oil Soap (a cleaner) is dry, she applies Scott's Liquid Gold.
This is for the cabinetry.

I use Cetol on the floor and decks.
Regular Cetol is kinda muddy brown, but Cetol Light is really orange.
For interior, another member suggested Cetol Doors and Windows because it's more clear, but it doesn't have strong UV protection.

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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by WayWeGo » Mon May 07, 2018 4:42 pm

Cetol Natural Teak is not orange and quite close to varnish in appearance, just easier to apply.
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Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Post by 1967 seavoyager » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:12 pm

My interior is Philippine ribbon stripe mahogany plywood. You can get it at Condon lumber in white plains ny. Teak ply decking too. www.condonlumber.net
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