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TEAK/WOOD/TREX cockpit grate?

Hi everyone- I recently purchased a San Juan 23 in the last six months and really enjoy the boat and the website. After reviewing Bob Schimels' tech tips and seeing his cockpit grate made in vinyl, I would like one also. 

I priced the "do it yourself" teak grate materials at West marine and it looks like it would cost over $500. You can have a custom one made by "Thai teak Industries" and have it shipped to the US  for around $350, but I would really like to do this on a shoestring budget.

Has anyone tried doing this yourself? I am looking into building it out of the Trex composite deck materials sold at Home Depot/Lowes, but am not sure how one would cut all the notches needed into the composite material.

Ideas or suggestions anyone? THANKS!

R. Bensyl 
SJ 23 - First Wave
Atlanta, GA     USA 

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