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Forum topic by therookie posted 04-27-2012 03:00 PM 888 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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therookie

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04-27-2012 03:00 PM

I have been commissioned to make a dozen planter boxes for a teacher at my school. I was just wondering if any one could tell me if trex decking is hard to cut and if there are any other tips for using the stuff. She wants the decking to match her deck so that is what I have to make it out of. Thanks in advanced for any and all help on this topic

Adam

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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 04:06 PM

Trex decking is very easy to cut and machine, but it is not very resistant to bending. In a deck it requires
12” on center joists, in a planter, anything over 12” will tend to bend or give slightly unless braced in some
way. It is basically plastic and sun and/or heat will soften it to a certain extent, that is why you can see
some nice weird design on decks using this material. Keeping these limitations in mind, have fun with this
project.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 05:41 PM

Thanks for the info gus

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 11:56 PM

Yes, Gus is right. I sell this stuff at work and we stored them on 2×4 shelves spaced about 4’ apart and the boards sagged in the center of the 2×4s. They bend real easy but are very easy to cut.

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