|Forum topic by Danpaddles||posted 04-02-2012 09:56 PM||2702 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-02-2012 09:56 PM
I am thinking to repurpose some salvaged deck boards, the kind they make from milk jugs. I did some looking on suppliers web pages, but most references to gluing are a little vague, if not downright dismal.
I am thinking to run a dado lengthwise on the underside of slats, to use on a garden bench. Then, a narrow strip will be glued and screwed into the dado. I am trying to take out some of the flex of those plastic boards. So the glue will be pretty well protected from weather/ UV rays.
Anyone ever tried gorilla glue with those boards? One manuf. recommended Lexcel, but I can not find out anything about it, not even who makes it. I have a feeling it may be a polyurethane though. West Systems Epoxy talks about it a little, they recommend providing a means for a physical …. grip, or a surface preparation, to let their epoxy grab.
Using PolyU (Gorilla) is more appealing to me then using West systems, partly because I am a cheap SOB, I have almost no West Systems left in the can. And that stuff is not cheap.
Alternatively, I could just make a little bench, maybe only 2 and a half feet wide, then the flex would not be a problem.
-- Dan V. in Indy