View Full Version : reworked teak platform

04-11-2010, 12:27 PM
this was the OEM cheese grate style platform. i wanted a solid style, but didnt want to spend $500 for a new one. i bought some teak, did some ripping, and here we are. what do you all think?

04-11-2010, 12:30 PM
That's sweet!

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04-11-2010, 02:24 PM
glad you all like it. i cant take all the credit for it....my dad did all the wood work. hes got skill. it cost me about $80 in lumber and a case of beer for the labor. the wife and kids were getting sick of sitting on the sun deck and getting splashed through the open grates. just a little more TLC with some more teak oil and its ready!!

04-11-2010, 02:40 PM
Where Did You Get The Teak For $80??

04-11-2010, 03:00 PM
menards. they have teak for decking. it was 5/4 x 5.5"w decking. i dont remember the exact price; i bought the lumber last year. they had to special order it, but it was in in about a week.

04-11-2010, 03:49 PM
That looks good.

04-11-2010, 06:09 PM
Man that looks great!:cool:

04-11-2010, 06:47 PM
That makes for a very classy, distinctive look.

04-11-2010, 06:58 PM
looks nice!

04-11-2010, 07:19 PM
glad everyone likes it. i'll be sure to let my dad know, he'll be proud of his handywork. ive still got the small slat style pieces, so i can always go back to cheese grate style if i want to. he said the teak cut real easy, but drilling / screwing is a different story..tends to crack, so buy extra if you want to try it.

04-11-2010, 08:28 PM
I'd start building a new platform tomorrow if I could get the lumber for $80. I'm going to start looking NOW.

04-11-2010, 08:54 PM
$80 didnt get me enough lumber to build the whole platform, just enough to make the long skinny pieces (approx 1"x1" squares). i want to say i bought three 5/4 boards (5.5"w) that were 6' or 8' (they special order various lengths), and they were about $25-$30 each. they had it on sale and stock it in their decking area. i think it would take about triple the amount of lumber for a complete build. i just wanted to keep the costs down, so i just "improved" the one i had...having a good carpenter in the family that works for beer made this easy!

04-11-2010, 10:21 PM
Very nice and very tastefully done. :cool:

04-14-2010, 03:01 PM
here it is all done and on the boat. just got down waxing / detailing her. its sunny and 75 here in northern indiana. on the way to the lake now to put her in and ski a set. the water is probably about 50 degrees or so. hopefully no vermin got into my dry suit this year!

04-14-2010, 04:15 PM
very nice.