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Very cool... do you know what kind of wood it is....

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Very cool... do you know what kind of wood it is....
I'm 90% sure the long ones are teak, and I think the shorter ones are mahogany, but I'm not positive.
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Well, there you go, your options just expanded exponentially. Congrats on your find.

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I'm 90% sure the long ones are teak, and I think the shorter ones are mahogany, but I'm not positive.
My first reflex on seeing your picture was "Phillipine mahogany." Esp. the pieces on the left. Phil mahog has that distinctive yellow hue under varnish. It's not at all a true mahogany, but it shares that wood's strength and weathering properties; prone to nasty lifting splinters, tho, so keep an eye out for those suckers. Nice find!
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Trex Lumber...

Ok.. been thinking again... I know my first mistake! Err.. anyway.. I'd like to bump up this old thread, not so much as to find reasons for decking but more for trim, toe rail capping, and companion way boards.

I've been looking at the Trex line as a potential use for such things as mentioned above. I've a friend that actually replaced the little bit of teak that was on the exterior of his Oday 322. He used the grey trex and it actually seems to compliment the gray hull color. he's happy with it, but has not even sanded the edges yet. I've been thinking of the brownish trex since it is somewhat mahogany in color. I don't see any structural issues with it. Although I wonder if it can be glued with something to get a thicker composite for things like hand rails. Yes. I could call the manufacture of the product too, but like to hear more from the community. Also, I think i'll pick up a piece of the stuff and try some types of finish and or glues to see how it holds up in the sun while on the roof of my yard shed this winter. Sound like plan?

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The composite I used for building a HP ramp at a friend’s house was pretty thick to begin with. It's a bit more than 1" thick or so—more than enough for a hand rail IMHO. It wasn’t Trex IIRC... you might want to look at some of the other brands as well, as the thickness, texture and color varies quite a bit between the brands.

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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.

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Here is an example of composite I used for handrails and stuff.
You can see that it is a little more flexable than real wood when in the hot California sun in long lengths.

It has be sanded with 600 and stained and sealed and coated with two coats of spar varnish.

It is going on two years now and it still looks ok.

I do keep a tent tarp over it when docked in the driveway just to keep the pine needles and palm seeds off of it.

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Be aware that the composite decking material usually has some wood byproducts in it, and as such can get moldy in a wet environment. It also isn't as rigid as the real wood would be.

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Timebandit I like that pic! So my guess about it taking a finish was right? Looks good! thanks!

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