21 clever little things to do with scrap wood deck out a store-bought window box using inexpensive wood shims cut to size and painted in a rainbow of soft colors. attach the shims to the box
you can use a dado blade in a table saw to do this or cut each dado with two passes using a regular table-saw blade. mine i built from a scrap piece of ¾-inch plywood to rip paper for an old
re: leftover composite decking scraps-what to do with them? i am working on a larger roll-out of our composite deck jobsite scrap recycling program. it has been a big success as far as how it has been received, but we only have it a couple nearby yards in maine right now in november '08 .
test out these screws on a scrap piece of decking and make sure they dont mushroom. if the screws do end up mushrooming, you should switch to another brand. when searching for the right screws, go to your local hardware store or home center and ask if they sell screws specifically designed for composite wood. how do you fasten composite
seven trust, the first and largest of the composite manufacturers, recycles 6 million pounds of plastic each year. the fact that composites don't feel or look like real wood is beside the point. once in place, they just do their job and don't need much more than an annual washdown, leaving you plenty of time to work on your nap.
the surfacing¹s pre-consumer recycled content comes from trim scrap and imperfect boardwalk composite decking and railing is the only composite decking system recycled polyethylene pe to create their decking material, boardwalk uses pvc, .. strand left is made of bamboo but is durable enough 3000 psi to
you can safely shovel a composite deck, but you need to make sure you are using the right shovel. a shovel with a metal cutting edge will nick, cut, and damage your composite deck surface. however, a plastic shovel or rubber-edged shovel is safe to use on your composite deck.
leftover composite decking scraps-what to do with them carpentry decks and fencing - similarto leftover composite decking scraps-what to do with them i've just completed a 2500 square foot composite deck, and have lots of scrap material never ask anyone on this sheet as long as your scraps are longer than 17', you can make a really
how do i dispose of deck wood? my husband is resurfacing our deck but we have nowhere to dispose of the old wood. it is in terrible shape: warped, cracked, painted/stained on one side, so i do not see it being used for a repurposing project.
a great alternative to wood decking is composite. it looks great, comes in a wide variety of styles and colors, and some systems come with hidden fasteners, giving it a clean, smooth appearance. many people choose composite over wood, even though it is substantially more expensive, and, has a lower return-on-investment about 68 percent, compared to 80.5 percent for wood .
simply screw in 1-3 hooks, along with a hose clamp for a catchall jar. 3. house address sign. one trip to the hardware store for some numbers and youre more than halfway done with this stylish front-stoop addition. bonus points for a planter extension. 4. mini herb garden.
the biggest bonus is that they would already match your existing decking. bird houses. this is an effective way of getting custom birdhouses for your deck or yard. they are very easy to make and only require 6-7 pieces of scrap for each one. possibly less, depending on the size of your scrap pieces and how big you want to make the enclosures.
composite decking is made from polyethelene i.e. milk jugs, shampoo bottles, grocery store bags and laundry detergent containers combined with wood flour i.e. scrap from window trim, doorframes, lumber, and cabinet pieces .
the owner of the deck selected seven trusts earthwood brand of composite decking in a tropical teak color. according to the manufacturers instructions, the seven trust boards required the deck joists to span a maximum of 18 inches, but the deck currently existed with joists on 24-inch centers.
composite deck screws are designed so that they do not push the material out and will create a much more uniform and tight fit. though composite decking is more stable than regular pine, it still can break when driving fasteners close to the edges.
the reason i chose decking for these projects is because they were spare decking and offcuts from a couple of decking projects , decking that most people would normally throw in the skip or burn; but with a bit of imagination they can be a valuable source material for many simple and easy to do projects other than decking.
composites are recyclable. greg burnets well-written article, what makes a deck board green deck ledger, january/february 2009 , points out that until we develop a usda organic equivalent for sustainability, green is subjective.however, as a manufacturer of wood-composite decking and railing, i feel obligated to address a couple of points that mr. burnet makes.
you do not need to do any of these things with composite decking. there is no sanding, no staining, and no sealing. the fact that composite decking requires little maintenance is a key reason why consumers purchase composite decking. for most types of composite decking, a little soap and water is all that is needed to keep it looking great.
re: leftover composite decking scraps-what to do with them? you could always pre-build those benches/planters, etc. over the winter and offer them as a 'bonus' during your spring sales - i.e. book your deck before may 1st, get a free bench, etc.