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Old 07-16-2019, 10:17 AM
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Shortening, Narrowing, and Re-Finishing my Teak Platform

Working on my swim platform this week. It had definitely seen better days. I always forget to take pictures of before but I snagged one before I got to far into the project. I decided to shorten the swim deck to get it into the garage without removing it every time. I removed one board and narrowed the back 1.5" on either side and about 3.5" in the front to try to keep it out of the water for surfing. It fits in the garage now and we will see if its narrow enough to clean up the surf wave in the next few weeks. I ran each board through my planer and took off about 1/16" total but I was amazed at what the wood looked like after! Will add a few more braces and the hand grab hole covers today. Then sand it all down and use the cleaner, brightener, and oil. Should like good as new!
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:08 PM
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That color looks really good after the planing!
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:51 PM
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Looks really good, nothing better than a functional repair and turns out that good.
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