Post by bpalumbo159 on Aug 5, 2014 20:02:56 GMT -5
I have a quick question about the top and bottom deck. Should I pre glue my deck board lay out together before I glue it to the board or should I glue it piece by piece one at a time. It just seems like the top deck would pop a couple seems when I try to bend it all at once. The bottom deck seems like it wouldn't pop as it seems like less of a bend. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
I pre glued both bottom and top deck. Bottom was a breeze. The top took 3 tries, joints popped apart. I finally set up a drip system with ziplock bags filled with water and pin holes, hanging above the deck and let that drip for 24 hours. I then was able to properly bend without cracking. I glued the top down and set 500lbs of cinder blocks in top and clamped the edges. As it dried I ended up with some splits in the deck, all were repairable, some weren't on the seams. If I do another one I will probably do a narrower strips 1 at a time. Good luck!