Floorboard Donation Plaque for Previous
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No two sets of floorboards are exactly the same. Over the last 30, 40,
50, 60+ years, owners and prior owners have installed and uninstalled different
hardware and accessories and made modifications that affected their floors.
For this reason, each set of floorboards that are produced are custom made for a
existing floorboards are used to create a detailed mechanical drawings
that are then converted to CAD drawings to be cut on a CNC machine. Each
piece, including mounting holes and hardware attachment points are CNC
precision cut and drilled to within one hundredth of an inch.
The wood used is 5 ply, 6 mm (1/4") thick, furniture-grade Baltic
Birch. Free of knots and voids, this plywood is very dense and
strong yet light. The quality exceeds that originally used in our
sheet is hand-selected and sprayed with several coats of polyurethane.
Each piece receives five coats. Each coat is thoroughly dried and
sanded before the next leaving a high gloss finish.
Existing metal hardware is cleaned and powder coated before reattaching. All existing
nuts, anchor nuts, tinnerman, and clip nuts are replaced with new
hardware. Anchor nuts are riveted in place where
necessary. Additionally, new screws and finish washers are provided
for attaching the new floorboards.
Finally, a flame resistant, sound deadening/anti-vibration, foil-faced,
non-corrosive 50 mil adhesive is applied to the underside.
The new floorboards are then ready to be shipped.
Below are examples of the product quality you will receive (click the image
for full size high resolution):
The total process takes less than two weeks once your boards are received
until the new ones ship out. Less time is required for DIY kits.
All models of Beechcraft are available for reproduction. Click the Links Below for your particular Model or a DIY version.