California Teak Designs' Profile

About

USSCaliforniaTeak
Individually Handcrafted Items made from Authentic USS California Teak Deck

We exclusively use teak from the original decking of the USS California BB 44, the historic battleship sunk during Pearl Harbor Attack Dec. 7, 1941. She was a World War II Tennessee Class battleship. She was sunk on Battleship Row. She was refloated and repaired getting back in battle in 1944. This ship was built in Vallejo, California at Mare Island in 1920. She became the Pacific Fleet Flagship from 1921 to 1941. She was decommissioned in 1947.

Bethlehem Ship Builders dismantled BB44 in 1959. The teak deck was purchased during salvage by a businessman from Southern California. We purchased this deck from the original purchaser about ten years ago.

This teak is Burmese…

Read more

  • Joined December 14, 2015

Favorite materials

Teak, Brass, Exotic Hardwood, Stainless Steel, Live Edge

Shop

USSCaliforniaTeak
Authentic USS California Teak Deck...

About

USSCaliforniaTeak
Individually Handcrafted Items made from Authentic USS California Teak Deck

We exclusively use teak from the original decking of the USS California BB 44, the historic battleship sunk during Pearl Harbor Attack Dec. 7, 1941. She was a World War II Tennessee Class battleship. She was sunk on Battleship Row. She was refloated and repaired getting back in battle in 1944. This ship was built in Vallejo, California at Mare Island in 1920. She became the Pacific Fleet Flagship from 1921 to 1941. She was decommissioned in 1947.

Bethlehem Ship Builders dismantled BB44 in 1959. The teak deck was purchased during salvage by a businessman from Southern California. We purchased this deck from the original purchaser about ten years ago.

This teak is Burmese Teak from old plantations. This teak is over 130 years old. There is a limited amount of this teak. It cannot be replicated.

Our items are individually custom crafted with attention to detail. These are not low price low quality items. All of our teak fabrications and engraving are done in Southern California. Certificate of Authenticity and Letter of Provenance included with each item

We have been in the woodworking and construction industry for over 40 years, specializing in custom exotic hardwood fabrications, and finishing rare woods. Recently we started to make a line of Navy themed products from our exclusive and limited stock of original teak decking. We make a variety of items. We do not throw anything away that has a potential. We will even make Tie Clips out of small scraps. The deck is very meaningful to us. We have the ability to make outstanding uncommon pieces with a sense of American pride.

We honor the legacy of the USS California BB-44. We are fortunate to have such a great story to work with. We create things we feel express a sense of patriotism while recognizing the contribution the US Navy and its sailors have made for our freedom and safety.

Our pricing reflects the rarity and extremely high historic value of this teak. And, it is consistent with items made from other very limited historic material.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?