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Forum topic by Brohymn62 posted 05-17-2012 03:22 PM 923 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-17-2012 03:22 PM

I’m currently involved with a project which original was suppose to use a composite material (Trex Deck) to wrap along a tall contoured wall on the exterior of a staircase. The owner has now expressed interest in using a natural wood… he’s suggested Ipe / Teak / Redwood… I know that Ipe and Teak would be a nightmare to try to bend around those curves… unless we made relief cuts?

Anyone ever work with Ipe or Teak in this kind of application? Would I be better off suggesting redwood or cedar for ease of use? Thanks ahead of time for your input!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 09:31 PM

Do you think thin teak strips < 3 cm would flex enough to make those large radius curves?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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