View Full Version : How to get vertical grain?

01-14-2008, 10:52 AM
Hi Guys,
Its been a while since i've been here, but we've been busy working on the Connie.

I have a chance at some teak at wholesale pricing. It is mostly 10/4 x 6"-10" x 6'-10'. It is flat sawn plantation teak. I want to use it on my deck. Can i rip this lumber into 1/2" strips so I wind up with vertical grain strips?


01-14-2008, 12:54 PM
If its flat sawn now, yes you can. Just rip it like this: IIIIIII.
Look at the ends of the boards, it should be self evident.
Most flat sawn boards that size will be all flat so you should get great yield.
Use a band saw.

01-16-2008, 03:44 PM
Thanks Gert,
I thought that would work, but i wanted verification.


01-16-2008, 03:55 PM
use a very thin kerf blade.....and if you are going to epoxy it to the deck, use something like T-88 or an "oily epoxy"....wipe the side of the teak with acetone and a clean rag, and let the acetone "dry" or evaporate for at least 2 hours before putting it down, but no more than 8 hours after wiping.....get a copy of the goog bros book if you don't have one..