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tall_ andy
11-04-2004, 09:47 AM
I'm still not sure how it happened, but the back of my teak deck somehow cracked. ( I think I missed it when I picked it up at the Marina after they cleaned the green growth off the bottom)
At any rate, does anyone know of a place to get the deck repaired???
I'm in Jersey, but am willing to ship it if I have to.
Thanks

Mag_Red
11-04-2004, 09:54 AM
A picture of the damage would help. If it's split, like a crack, you could probably screw the pieces together. There is always the option of replacing the damaged piece of teak. I'm just making guesses here but it shouldn't be too tough.

What the heck....ship it to me and I'll repair it for $500 :D

Thrall
11-04-2004, 10:10 AM
Andy,
If the cracked piece is not damaged, ie: fits back together w/ the main piece, remove that board from the platform to repair it.
If the broken piece is pretty thin, just glue it back together and clamp the piece when glue is drying. If it's the top board, it's supported and will hold well.
If the cracked piece is thicker (3/4" or better), glue in the same manner, but drill a couple dowels in aligning holes. Oversize the holes a bit from the dowel size and make sure full of glue, then it will have a little play to line up right.
Or, if you can drill from a hidden location, you can drill a couple holes lg enough to get a screw into and glue and screw the two pieces back together.
When youre done repairing, if the broken piece is lg enough, put a screw or two from the bottom board into the broken piece to keep it sucked tight together.
Repaired 2 areas on my platform this spring and they are still holding fine and one of them you can;t even find. The other lost a sliver of wood on the surface so it's noticable, if you're looking for it.
If you don't have any supplies, this will cost you $5 tops for some carpenters glue and a couple stainless screws and dowel.

John B
11-04-2004, 10:52 AM
There is a glue that is sold at hardware stores called Gorilla Glue. It will bond wood like there was not a crack.It is waterproof too.Just don't get it on your hands. It is sold at Home Depot :D

causewayskiier
11-04-2004, 10:53 AM
What is the best glue to use for these repairs?

DanC
11-04-2004, 11:42 AM
A friend repaired his deck with Gorilla Glue. Very waterproof, very strong, two thumbs up.

ski_king
11-04-2004, 11:52 AM
I used Gorilla Glue this spring to reglue to small loose pieces on my teak deck. Works great! :smile:

Mag_Red
11-04-2004, 01:12 PM
There is a glue that is sold at hardware stores called Gorilla Glue. It will bond wood like there was not a crack.It is waterproof too.Just don't get it on your hands. It is sold at Home Depot :DAnd would you like to tell the class what happens when you do??? :D

ski_king
11-04-2004, 01:51 PM
.......Just don't get it on your hands. .......
And if you do, be carefull where you scratch.


I did get a little on my hand. I was carefull to get it off quick, it did stain my skin for a while.