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  1. Thanks Metrix. First coat looks okay, but...

    Thanks Metrix.

    First coat looks okay, but there’s a stark difference in the look between the oiled timber and that of one of the water based coatings - you can really see why people are drawn to...
  2. It's all good discussion, thanks for everyone's...

    It's all good discussion, thanks for everyone's contributions.

    I've gone with Cabots Natural Decking Oil, first coat is on and will do second coat tomorrow.
  3. Thanks Metrix, very helpful.

    Thanks Metrix, very helpful.
  4. Hi Bushy, Yes I live near salt water. ...

    Hi Bushy,

    Yes I live near salt water.

    Regarding deck oil quality, you recommended Cutek earlier but Cutek still uses a petroleum solvent, albeit naphtha rather than kerosene. So I'm not sure...
  5. Yes thanks for the advice, I'm set on using a...

    Yes thanks for the advice, I'm set on using a traditional oil rather than water based. Im leaning towards Feast Watson Traditional Timber Oil, not really sure why other than it's the middle priced...
  6. I was away for work for nearly a year and didnít...

    I was away for work for nearly a year and didnít get to it before it was too late. The boards on my deck run north - south and the northern end is exposed to the sun, so about 1 metre of every board...
  7. Deck oils aint oils - what is a "water based modified oil"?

    I built a merbau deck about 3 year ago and coated it with Intergrain Ultradeck, which of course looked brilliant. 3 years later the coating along edge of the deck exposed to the sun has deteriorated...
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    well I was planning on coating it with...

    well I was planning on coating it with something...don't know what though. Don't really mind too much what colour but would like to avoid it turning grey if possible.
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    Timber for outdoor bench/bar top

    So I have a rooftop deck on my house in Brisbane with fantastic views over the bay. It is completely open, i.e. no roof so is exposed to all the weather all the time. I want to build a bench/bar...
  10. Thread: 316 deck screws

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    Just to close this out, I ended up with Otter...

    Just to close this out, I ended up with Otter 316SS screws which have a trim head, from Masters.
  11. Thread: 316 deck screws

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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
  12. Thread: 316 deck screws

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    Thanks Bloss, appreciate the advice.

    Thanks Bloss, appreciate the advice.
  13. Thread: 316 deck screws

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    Taking your advice Bros I went and eyeballed some...

    Taking your advice Bros I went and eyeballed some different brands yesterday, now I have a much better idea of what they're like. I still can't get over how much they cost, but I figure a couple...
  14. Thread: 316 deck screws

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    Oh, and can anyone tell me the head diameter of...

    Oh, and can anyone tell me the head diameter of the Powers Woodpecker screws? I cannot find it in their technical brochure.
  15. Thread: 316 deck screws

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    316 deck screws

    Hi all,

    I'm about to start building a deck using 140x19mm Merbau. I live only a few hundred metres from the water so am looking to use 316 stainless screws. I'd prefer a smaller head screw but...
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