Finished IOWA Deck Plaques
These are pieces of actual decking removed from the Battleship IOWA. Our volunteers painstakingly harvest the wood to preserve the patina, caulk and sometime deck plug holes to retain the history, character and uniqueness of the deck wood. The Iowa’s deck wood is unique in color and character as it has been weathered outdoors with decades in wet and dry conditions. The dark areas of the wood are where the deck has oxidized in contact with steel and water ebonizing the wood creating an unusual coloration unique to a battleship. Each piece is hand engraved identifying the origin of the piece. Style and size will vary as no two piece is alike. Each deck plank is sealed and finished satin smooth with 7 coats of hand-rubbed polyurethane for durability.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and Battleship Iowa medallion.