Did not like the "sandwich" look of inside coaming spacers on my Wood Duck 10. Tried paint and it did not look good. Thought of a mahogony veneer. Ship model stores and some hobby stores sell 24" sheets of 1/32 mahogany. I have used these for ship models. I am going to give it a shot, and think it will look great compared to varnish or paint over the unattractive laminated plywood which is often uneven and may have gaps.