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Forum topic by boxcarmarty posted 08-17-2014 04:29 PM 770 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2014 04:29 PM

I’m lookin’ into building a patio bar for the large barge and thinkin’ about composite wood. I’ve read a couple of posts here on LJ’s where composite furniture has held up well. Any thoughts or advise???

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 04:50 PM

think it would work they use it on decks but cypress would hold up well too and lots of boat paddles are of white oak

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#2 posted 08-17-2014 05:46 PM

Composite is really heavy. How big would said bar be?

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#3 posted 08-17-2014 07:23 PM

eddie, I have been considering cypress as well…..

Bill, Weight is a concern, bar would be approximately 5 foot…..

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#4 posted 08-17-2014 08:18 PM

How about using PVC.

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#5 posted 08-17-2014 08:21 PM

Something like this. It can be glued and screwed with something like pipe cement.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_238349-45819-2828_4294815781__?productId=50092320&Ntt=pvc&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dpvc&facetInfo=

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#6 posted 08-17-2014 08:26 PM

Regular PVC pipe cement will work, but it sets up very fast. Apparently there is something you can get that sets up slower so you have a little more time.

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#7 posted 08-17-2014 09:15 PM

Bill, Are those available in a wood finish or are they just paintable? I use a product called Tenex for gluing PVC on model railroads…..

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#8 posted 08-17-2014 09:24 PM

I believe the stuff I’ve seen at lowes has a wood texture on one side and smooth on the other side and they are paintable, but everything I’ve seen is white.

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