Any advice on matching mid 60's mahogany interior?
I am moving along on a rear subfloor replacement project on our '65 Safari, and am hoping for a little advice from the AS community. When I took out the rear cabinets, they fell apart- old plywood delamination, and general abuse over the years took their toll, and it's not worth it to try to put them back in their current condition. They are, however, useful as templates.
So here's the question- has anyone successfully matched the appearance of the mahogany interior wood with a modern stain and commercially available plywood? I've looked around a little, and I'm thinking of trying "Sapele", though I haven't actually seen it up close and personal. I just don't want to be the guy that switches to oak or something else that's obviously different than the rest of the interior. I'm in semi-middle-of-nowhere Virginia, and don't have the major woodworking suppliers major cities do, so places that have reasonable shipping would be helpful. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I've included a picture of the "darkest hour" of the work... things are much better now.