Teak swim deck

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Project by diverlloyd posted 05-12-2017 05:10 PM 1162 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So thanks to all of you guys in the thread I posted asking what to use as finish. This is a project for a buddy of mine the teak was epoxy painted with a grey primer and a 1/8” thick coat of black paint when I received it. After sanding I found that it was dry rotted and weathered to a almost white color under all the paint. So after passing everything through the planer I ended up losing a 1/8” of paint and 1/16” off of every side of the pieces. Which worked out very well since the the ends of the supports were dry rotted and needed cut off. There was a lot of parts to this and I had to redrill around 150 screw holes. I only sanded the top to fast 180 grit and left it a little rough so I don’t think he will need grip tape or anything on it to prevent slips when coming in out of the water. The finish is 2 pints of watch teak oil the wood was thirsty it just kept soaking it up so after 1 1/2 pints it finally started to stop soaking so much of it up. Then there is another 6 wiped on coats after that at 15 minute intervals. I hope it lasts for him and he likes the color. I also did all of the accent pieces along with the swim deck so everything should match. So feel free to comment and ask questions hopefully I can answer some but this is my first teak project so it may be limited.

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#1 posted 05-12-2017 06:00 PM

Natural color is much better. Great job sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-12-2017 06:06 PM

Looks good to me.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 05-12-2017 07:17 PM

Beautiful, AJ! The color is very rich. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 05-12-2017 09:01 PM

Thanks I would have been less work to build a new one but I think it looks okay.

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