Teak Window Valances

In 2011, when we first got the boat, one of the first things we did was to remove the “flowery” curtains.

Original Interior

Original Interior

First we replaced the curtains with with  blinds. It dramatically changed the look of the inside and helped make the teak sides”pop” but the original window valances on the boat were covered with a cream colored vinyl and it looked dirty, dated and drab.

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We  wanted to change these and update them to teak.

So this past Winter the valances were removed , stripped of the vinyl and  1/8″ teak plywood was glued to them.
We wanted the grain to run vertically to match the sides and this meant adding a molding to the bottom of the valance. A custom curved molding had to be made for the forward end of the valance.
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After sanding they were finished with several coats of teak oil.
We used the original trim “piping” on the upper edge

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Here’s how they turned out

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A purely cosmetic project this time but we think it looks way better !

 

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2 Responses to Teak Window Valances

  1. djsims2000@gmail.com says:

    Roger, my wife and I really like the teak valence job you did. Also, Did you reupholster your seats as well? They look good too. We just reupholstered our interior and used a similar color as you have.
    Thanks for posting.
    Darin

  2. tjohnson0 says:

    Roger, the boat looks great!

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