FAQ

The Most Asked Question: How Do Your Doors Differ From Others?

To answer this question I talk about workmanship practices, quality of materials, and design philosophy. Under workmanship practices all hinge flaps and screws are hidden except the barrel of the hinge. Hidden hinges denote an elegant approach to any construction by caring about your technique and installation. And yes it costs more. The aesthetic gain more »

FAQs, Oh Please!

The most frequently asked question I get from customers is that they wish they could see what is going on in the shop. I am always happy to show off what is at work on the bench just do not look to close as you might see what is not finished and what is imperfect. more »

Companionway Doors

While companionway doors are not a substitution for the drop boards, it is important to pick a robust design. We offer both teak and plastic, Starboard, doors. Teak is the strongest hands down over the plastic as the plastic yields under very little force. That is why we use a 3/4 by 1 3/4 weather more »

The Holiday Rush

Just a reminder that orders placed early help deliveries by Xmas for cockpit tables, companionway doors, and retrofit windows. Thanks, Mike more »

Starboard Doors

Starboard Doors are Companionway Doors made from HDPE, high density poly ethylene, and is offered under many trade names. The most common uses are for Companionway Doors, Cockpit Tables, and 4 Mug Binocular holders. It is extremely durable and holds screw threads remarkably well. Our most popular color is polar white. We have been making more »

Happy Customer

We always appreciate your comments. It lets us know how we are doing and what we can do better:   Mike Just writing to let you know that the doors arrived. They’re beautiful. I’m very pleased, and also thank you for the thoughtful packaging of hardware, etc..I’ll write again when I have them installed. Say… more »

Oil Finishes Part 2 Techniques

One of the most critical parts of building up the oil finish is to let the wet sanded layer dry a little increasing the thickness of the coat before wiping to a no streak finish. You must leave a sheen behind as much as possible for good build up but at the point you leave more »

Sanding Surfaces for Brightwork

In getting the best out of an oil finish I will apply two soaking coats of oil as discussed before.  My favorite is to sand the third coat of teak oil lightly with 320 all over without concentrating in any area. 320  black wet dry can be used with the best cutting results and back more »

Oil and Varnish After Treatments

After all the sanding and polishing to the desired finish often I will apply a wax as not only a sealer but as a non stick surface. Too often a hinged leaf may make contact with the varnished edge of the main table. The problem is that the two finished surfaces will stick and bond more »

Finishing With Teak Oil

If you are interested in a satin finish requiring low maintenance then an oil finish is the way to go. After the penetrating oil for two coats and plenty of drying time for two days, flood the surface with oil and wet and just lightly with 320 sandpaper touch the surface all over. This is more »


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