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380sl console burl wood needed

Does anyone have any extra shift console burl wood lying around that they don't need? My 85 380sl came rigged with a humble piece of plyboard with cheezy carpet on it in place of the wood which must have been destroyed. I can get a brand new piece for $200 so if anyone has a really nice piece for less I'd consider it.
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Does anyone have any extra shift console burl wood lying around that they don't need? My 85 380sl came rigged with a humble piece of plyboard with cheezy carpet on it in place of the wood which must have been destroyed. I can get a brand new piece for $200 so if anyone has a really nice piece for less I'd consider it.
The wood bits are one of those things that people don't typically have just laying around. Unless you're the kind of guy who doesn't buy lottery tickets because you think it's unfair that you keep winning every week, I'd say spring the $200 free from your wallet and buy yourself a little something pretty.

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I have a piece of burl veneer that I will never use. I bought it to redo my console and ended up refinishing my orginal zebra wood. Yours if you want to go that way.[ATTACH]Burl[/ATTACH]
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^^how do you apply that?

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I'm not the one to say how. I wasted the other sheet on an aborted attempt at it. I will leave the veneer to the pro's. My console looked bad before I started and after the veneer is looked like s h i t . I started over.

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What does it look like now? Mine is bad
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I'm glad you ask. Some wont like it but I do.
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is that veneer? I think it needs to a bit darker but that just me.

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That is what the wood looks like without the poly. I removed the poly and then lightly sanded it and treated it with a light stain and tung oil.

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That is what the wood looks like without the poly. I removed the poly and then lightly sanded it and treated it with a light stain and tung oil.
Looks good to me.
My winter hobby is woodworking and I strive to keep my finishes looking natural, i.e., wood looking like wood. I am always dismayed how automakers, all of them, manage to make wood look like plastic. They may as well use Formica.
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