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post #27 of Old 12-15-2008
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I used Trex to build a deck once. It is super easy to work with however - why I believe it should not be used on a boat.

1. Extremely Flammable.
2. It aborbs a tremendous amount of heat. In the sun - it literally softens. So much so that it does have a tenancy to shed screws, nails and glue - making whatever built from it - unstable.
3. Its composite nature does not lend to much woodworking detail and shaping.

Just my 2 cents on use of that particular material for the application you want to use it for.

-- Jody

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