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Re: RE: TEAK/WOOD/TREX cockpit grate?




Thanks Eric- This could be a great excuse to finally buy a table saw! 

I've not worked with the Trex before but have heard people rave about how great it is as a deck material. 

Sincerely, 

Rick Bensyl
> 
> From: "Eric Johnson" <ej@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2006/05/21 Sun PM 03:49:52 EDT
> To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: TEAK/WOOD/TREX cockpit grate?
> 
> A cheap table saw with a dado blade, or a router, could cut the notches.
> You'd probably need to fasion a jig to get it all set up right. Trex is
> super-easy to work with, though a lot more flexible than a lot of wood
> products. For a grate application, I think it would work well. Even if you
> had to buy a table saw, you'd come it a lot cheaper than the $350.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Bensyl [mailto:rbensyl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 12:27 PM
> To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: rbensyl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: 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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