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Saturday, June 27, 2009
Just about ready to pull the trigger on this one. "Fake" teak to be used for the caprails. As much as I enjoy properly varnished teak, I don't want to be spending a lot of time maintaining it. So I think we will give this stuff a try. Made from recycled plastics, it comes in a variety of dimensions. The 3.5 x .75 inch stuff will work just fine for the caprail. The "grain" on the surface is molded, so any exposed cuts or routed edges will loose the "molded grain". But, according to their website, you can take a propane torch to it and lightly heat it and will cause any exposed cuts to "blend" with the rest of the molded grain. I have got a couple test pieces I want to try this technique on first.