|Forum topic by paulB2||posted 03-26-2012 03:58 AM||2892 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-26-2012 03:58 AM
I’ve got about 800 sq ft of redwood 2×6 decking in my CA back yard that needs work. The wood is still in decent shape but has been pressure washed enough that the grain is now raised ridges (1/16”-1/8”) that has created danger of slivers for fast-moving grandchildren. I am planning to completely reconfigure my back yard landscape / layout—including the decks—in a couple of years and don’t want to spend a bundle on composite deck material right now.
25 years ago I rented a drum sander to try to refinish my prior deck and it was a complete waste…until I built a stand to mount it upside down and run the boards across it like a table sander (what can I say? I was more energetic than smart).
What I am thinking about doing now is buying a sander or jointer and running the boards through it and simply reinstalling them. I’ll probably re-sell the machine when I’m done with it. I need the smart guys here to recommend a good tool for this job. Many of my deck boards are 16’ long so feeding them is going to be a challenge.
-- Paul B, Northern California