Cheeks of STEEL are made from heavy-duty 12 gauge powder-coated steel. They can be oriented two ways, and they are super rigid either way - no rear support bracket needed.
We designed these cheeks with our Skiff Boats in mind. If you already have our Skiff Boats, you can remove the wood cheek ends and mount them into the steel cheeks. The Cheeks of STEEL use a different kind of rail-mounting screw than the Skiff Boats, so we include pan head screws whether you purchase rails or not.
Though originally designed for use with our Skiff Boats, Cheeks of STEEL with rails have a great industrial look by themselves.