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Old 06-08-2012, 17:33   #1
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Old 06-08-2012, 17:36   #2
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Re: Teak required

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We have heard that we can get our teak decks done at a good price in either South or Central America.... Has anyone out there done this?
All advice appreciated......
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Old 06-08-2012, 18:08   #3
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Some on Ebay now.
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We are in New Zealand at the moment so shopping for this on EBay isn't an option. Thanks though
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Old 06-08-2012, 22:07   #5
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Re: Teak required

I don't really know if this helps or not. IF I were to do it, and esp. if I was in central America, I'd replace it with ipe rather than teak. I think that's a *little* cheaper than doing it in N. America for example, but have a hard time believing actual teak + Labor would be cheaper in central america than it would in say; the Philippines or thailand where teak actually comes from. (and a lot closer to you, no?)
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I have used ipea in many applications. It is a difficult wood to work with.
1. Very heavy, dense, doesn't even float
2. The saw dust is an irritant to lungs and skin
3. Will not take any finish except a light oil. Caulk will not adhere
4. Other than that is a very hard wood with a tight grain pretty wood that will grey, but power washing will clean it up pretty nice
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