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Wood-Plastic composites history

by nickfab
posted 01-20-2017 09:15 PM

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#1 posted 01-20-2017 10:19 PM

You can use it like wood for a few things but it is very “bendy” compared to real wood. For instance if you tried to use it for shelving it would sag significantly under normal loads.

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 11:06 PM

I made a small battering ram from a Trex fence post, that’s not decking.

I drilled it, no planing. From what I remember, it drilled more like soft plastic than wood.

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 11:32 PM

My neighbour was building a deck a couple of years ago with trex. He had to rip the last piece to fit and there were some irregularities. I grabbed my 5 1/2 and planed it for him. Worked wonderfully. Shavings came off seeming very much like plastic but came off smoothly.

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