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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorman View Post
    15p a cu inch
    ...of which 40% minimum is eaten up by machining. Then there is the further wastage when fitting,,,

    The kilned Iroko that I bought only cost 32.43 per cubic foot and is just as good as teak - and arguably better in many respects.
    Should we paint what is on a face, what is inside it, or what is behind it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancrane View Post


    412' x 55' (less let's say 25% for curves) = c16,000'sq; x 144 makes 2304000 cubic inches, x 2 because the planking is 2" thick, x 0.15 equals...

    ...very nearly 700,000. Just for the planking, unfitted.

    That'd be a fair few pots of caulking, too.
    i have a nice stock in my garage roof
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    Quote Originally Posted by SP2 View Post
    Harry,

    Try http://www.kjhowells.com/ - can recommend them highly.
    +1, always excellent service and do a range of DIY kits in various sizes, easy to assemble with a few clamps.
    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffTheMagicDragon View Post
    ...of which 40% minimum is eaten up by machining. Then there is the further wastage when fitting,,,

    The kilned Iroko that I bought only cost €32.43 per cubic foot and is just as good as teak - and arguably better in many respects.
    OK, I'm up for the argument, how is iroko, better than teak?
    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

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    reeac is offline Registered User
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    I ordered two made to measure teak gratings from Sheraton Marine in Winter 2003/04 and they are excellent. Seemed pricey at the time at 315 incl.VAT for a total area of 59 in.x23 in. but they look as if they'll outlast me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccscott49 View Post
    +1, always excellent service and do a range of DIY kits in various sizes, easy to assemble with a few clamps.
    Agree. I have made 3 of these. Excellent if you can use the standard size and much cheaper than custom made. They also sell the material already machined if you want to make up your own custom size/shape. More expensive than the kit but cheaper than the made up ones. Such choice!

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    Harry,
    Nick Cave, near 4 Road Ends, may be able to make one up for you.
    His address is : Unit 5a, Elenairley Industial Estate, 278 Killaughey Road, Donaghadee. Tel: 0289182100
    Regards,
    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP2 View Post
    Harry,

    Try http://www.kjhowells.com/ - can recommend them highly.
    Yet another vote - they have provided some excellent custom teak for me, and great service too....

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