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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > planking
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dennisw
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Forum Posts: 45
23rd Oct 2013 18:25  
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can any one help me on the best way to plank a deck.


DENNIS


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jtdavid
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Forum Posts: 46
23rd Oct 2013 19:32  
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hI dennis,

does this photo help what you want, I used cyno to fix It down or P.V.A. wood glue weighted down with model boat 12 volt batterys

david


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AlanP
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Forum Posts: 385
23rd Oct 2013 22:12  
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I nearly always use the Lime blinds from Ikea for planking cut to suitable widths on the band saw, I use an Ink pad on the edges to simulate caulking.
If planking a deck I start In the centre and work outwards, when finished the whole lot Is sanded and coated with what ever you decide. Like David I also use cyno

Alan


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dennisw
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Forum Posts: 45
24th Oct 2013 06:41  
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to David & Alan
many thanks you have both helped me I will after see If I can get some lime blinds from Ikea.

dennis


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hammer
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Forum Posts: 63
15th Nov 2013 13:56  
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May be I am too late. But I use coffee stirring sticks The best are from Costa longer and more consistent In thickness than most. The Important thing Is cost zero. Marker pen on the edges stuck down with PVA. Of course It depends on the scale of the model.


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hammer
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Forum Posts: 63
21st Nov 2017 14:12  
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For planking to any scale. Look at Totnes Castle, build blog.


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ChrisG
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Forum Posts: 3
23rd Nov 2017 22:38  
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Yes coffee stirrers which are free and when fixed and sanded look great. Macdonalds for small scale.
I must admit I often feel a bit of an idiot when nicking an handful of stirrers when I have only bought one coffee he ho.

colinhubbard
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Forum Posts: 191
23rd Nov 2017 23:06  
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I get all my family to grab for me, usually get about 200 a month from them. (£7-99 for a 1,000 on eBay). But free is best, I usually put mine in plastic containers to soak in stain then allow to dry on sheet of newspaper before using.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
jarvo
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Forum Posts: 501
23rd Nov 2017 23:47  
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HI Dennis, just an addition, when fixing your planks, i add some black powder paint to the PVA, then wipe off any excess, when dry a quick sanding gets the grout lines in order

Mark


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marky
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Forum Posts: 174
23rd Nov 2017 23:59  
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1000 stirrers from amazon £3.40 +free delivery cheaper than a coffee in a cardboard cup

RNinMunich
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24th Nov 2017 00:44  
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Hi Mark,
Do you TILE your decks then?? Novel 😉
Whatever floats your boat, but aren't they a bit heavy, He he 😁


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
marky
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Forum Posts: 174
24th Nov 2017 00:58  
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using laser technology now ,not as time consuming and defiantly cheaper than a cup of coffee ,only because I don't have to pay for use of the laser😁


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dennisw
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Forum Posts: 45
24th Nov 2017 06:48  
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Great looking planking but most people do not have use of a laser👍


dennis
dennisw
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Forum Posts: 45
24th Nov 2017 06:59  
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Hi mark
great idea must remember it.😊
tight lines dennis


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marky
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Forum Posts: 174
24th Nov 2017 09:25  
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hi Dennis ,just lucky .they have them at my work this is the first time using this method and the deck im doing is relativly flat with only a few cut outs . Marky