Florentine Burlwood Trim Has Arrived

Published by Andrew Hreschak in research and planning, the headunit
Published on 03/10/06 @ 11:04:00 am using 277 words, and has 9598 views

Burlwood ABS trim sheetBurlwood trim shown against ABS sheet.

The 1x2ft section of Florentine Burlwood ABS plastic sheeting arrived a few days ago. I didn't have a chance to post about it until now, and still haven't had a chance to take a good photo of it since the weather has been pretty grey and cloudy here lately (photo is up now). As soon as there's a decent bit of sun I'll post a photo of the sheet beside a section of the Acura's stock woodgrain trim.

The image above shows the Burlwood ABS sheet. The color differs a little from its true shade, as the sheet was shipped with a peel-away protective coating which I've not yet removed.

Overall, the sheet is very nice. The patterning is nearly identical to the stock trim. The color, however, is a few shades off, being a little more on the brown side than the reddish-brown of the stock trim, but I think it should do nicely since it'll be sitting on a sharp angle to the rest of the trim and the color variance shouldn't be very noticeable. (Refer here for photos of the burlwood sheet installed in the dashboard. The trim pieces located on the left and right are stock. The flat sheet in the center is the newly installed burlwood sheet.)

Use a flush-trim spiral router bit for edge trimming.
This material can be cut using a utility knife and a metal straight-edge.

Originally posted 11 January 2006

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Comment from: Dar Nederveld [Visitor]
Dar Nederveld

Hello, I have been looking for a supplier of this Burlwood ABS sheet for a long time. Where did you get this sheet?


01/01/07 @ 12:03
Comment from: Andrew Hreschak [Member]  

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I got the Burlwood trim from Select Products: (http://www.selectproducts.com/)

They have it incorrectly named on their site as ‘Floritine’ instead of Florentine, so try searching for both.

01/03/07 @ 12:26
Comment from: Anachron [Visitor]

Do you know any other vendors that sell woodgrain trims like the one you used? That place doesn’t have a huge selection and that trim isn’t a good match for my car.

07/12/07 @ 09:51