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Re: Anyone make new teak pieces on deck

Originally Posted by Sabreman View Post
A few suggestions:

I've never seen a teak dowel (or mahogany either). Regardless, if a dowel is used, when inserted in the hole, it will be the wrong direction and you will expose end grain to the weather. A plug should match the grain of the wood into which it is inserted. Dowels are rarely the dimension advertised and often somewhat smaller. Using a dowel would result is a really loose fitting plug. I don't use dowels for most woodworking applications, waste of time and effort.

Teak dowels are readily available in almost every size. They are not cheap and if you want them you should try to find them where you can get them in a single piece quantity, because a box of 25 of the 36" is listed here at $5,747.15 USD for 25 of them.

36" Teak Dowels, Teak Dowels, Wood Dowels, Wood Finishes, Wood Glues & Parts - McFeely's

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