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Forum topic by scjetson posted 06-29-2016 05:14 PM 356 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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scjetson

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06-29-2016 05:14 PM

I have built a lot of outdoor furniture using Cypress when I lived in GA. I recently moved to SC and Cypress is not available unless I drive very far and haul it back. I can get Cedar but I understand it does have a tendency to split. Has anyone in this group tried to build anything out of Trex which obviously is available in the big box stores? I have seen some “poly” Amish built furniture that looks very nice and also looks a lot like Trex. The Amish warranty theirs for life. Anyone have any experience with it, good or bad?

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#1 posted 06-29-2016 06:42 PM

I have not tried using Trex for furniture, but I did use it once for a deck (in Las Vegas, so it gets a little warm there). When i was talking to the salesman, i was told it needed to be supported every 12 inches, so that may be something to consider, especially with it being outdoors. One thing I did notice what how soft it seemed to get from being in the sun. Things may have changed quite a bit since I last looked into Trex (about 10 years ago), so you may want to do a little research.

Have fun, and let us know how things turn out.

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#2 posted 06-30-2016 12:24 AM

I built a Trex deck back in 2000 and when carrying a 1×6x16feet long on my shoulder it sagged to the ground in front and back! I am not sure if it would be ridged enough for furniture.

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