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    Ipe table top question

    Thanks for your advice. I've decided to screw. I'm desperate to make something quickly, the family is getting sick of eating outside off a sheet of plywood. It won't win any design awards but I'm not too fussed. I have Ipe outside as decking. Its still looks amazing after 8 years. It has...
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    Ipe table top question

    If I domino the slats into the frame of the table what would be a good width for the slats. Can I go as wide as 43mm? Cheers, Andrew
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    Ipe table top question

    thanks recipio. Your right. I was thinking of knocking something together quickly, but I do want it to last a long time. I've seen pics of quite of lots of Ipe furniture designed like this
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    Ipe table top question

    Hi guys I have a few leftover lengths of Ipe decking and I'd like to make a table top from them for an outside table. The Ipe is 21mm thick and in 140mm wide pieces. I've attached a rough sketch. My plan is to rip the pieces down to make them approx 70mm wide. I'll then make a frame shown in...
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    Leaking timber front door - how to fix?

    Thanks for all your replies. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use a flexible adhesive like Sticks Like Sh*t instead of using glazing tape? I have plenty if it but don't have glazing tape.
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    Leaking timber front door - how to fix?

    I think what I need to do is; 1, seal the panel to the internal rebate on the door 2, seal around the edge of the panel externally - like this the whole thing should be watertight in my opinon 3, apply the beads. These can be brad nailed in place, they are just there to cover up what's...
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    Leaking timber front door - how to fix?

    Hi there Our timber front door leaks when it rain, specifically around 1 side of the fielded panel. I'm surprised it leaks as it seems well made and there are 2 hidden drainage slots in the bottom bead. Attached to the rebate in the door is a 2mm thick black gasket, which I guess is supposed...
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    Plywood desk - what about the edges?

    Thanks guys - my local supplier doesn't have any birch ply, but has marine. Would that work as well?
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    Plywood desk - what about the edges?

    Look really good, I just wonder if a film finish like a varnish might help keep the laminations together over time?
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    Plywood desk - what about the edges?

    Hi guys I need to make a work desk for the missus. I already have an old frame so it's just the top I need. She's quite happy to see the edge laminations. If I use 18mm Malayan are the laminations likely to stay intact or should I be looking at marine grade? Thinking to finish with OSMO or...
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    Ipe Decking splits after two days

    on some of the Ipe in the storage pile has areas where the timber is peeling off the surface (shakes) and other boards are showing large splits from the edges. Photos below
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    Ipe Decking splits after two days

    ED65 - please explain
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    Ipe Decking splits after two days

    Hi guys Bought some Ipe decking two months ago and stored out outside covered with ply to keep rain off. When I recieved it I measured moisture content at about 13%. Started laying it on Friday and have noticed small hairline splits already - photos attached. The install site is a south facing...
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    summerhouse made from telegraph poles

    will have a look at the steel flanges - cheers
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    summerhouse made from telegraph poles

    you can get a product call pole saver. Its a bitumen sleeve that you put around the base of the pole and use a gas burner to shrink it to fit. This guarantees it for 40 years. How do I go about protecting the end grain at the tops of the vertical poles, the ends of the wall plates (horizontal...
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    summerhouse made from telegraph poles

    Hi all Later this year I'm going to make this summerhouse I have a load of long thick telegraph poles that were installed in someone's garden as an assault course/climbing frame. They are very old and smell slightly of creosote albeit you cannot see it. The timber is softwood - not...
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    What do you know about a hardwood called Balau?

    Boatfixer - did you see any of the pontoons after a few years? How did the Balau hold up?
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    What do you know about a hardwood called Balau?

    Thanks for The Wood Database link it says this about durability non-durable is classified as 5-10 years
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    What do you know about a hardwood called Balau?

    how long you had your deck for and how is it holding up/looking?
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    What do you know about a hardwood called Balau?

    Hi All Not really a "Workshop" project but as you are all wood experts I thought this would be a good place to ask. About to start a large decking project and really wanted to use Ipe (a.k.a Brazilian Walnut) boards as its beautiful and very tough. However there seems to be a big shortage of...
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