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Re: [Shop-talk] 5x8 trailer decking ideas?

To: Jim Franklin <>,
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 5x8 trailer decking ideas?
From: Brian Kemp <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:42:22 -0700
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Jim - If you go with plywood, check with a real lumber yard.  I 
purchased 5x8 sheets of 3/4" exterior plywood for my balcony which is 5 
x 45.  It cost more than 4x8, but the time/labor savings of not ripping 
1' sections and blocking for the edges was worth it.

For clarification, the plywood is covered with a metal lath, waterproof 
cement, epoxy, and color/texture layers.


On 4/24/2015 7:53 AM, Jim Franklin wrote:
> Been quiet for a few days, don't want the collective to lose it's edge :-)
> I have a 5x8 utility trailer with a mesh floor that needs a more supportive
> deck for 2 motorcycles. I'd like to keep it one piece to stop any water
> infiltration that might lift the seam.
> I've seen 5x8 ply mentioned for ping pong tables, but not in exterior grade.
> There is 5x8 diamond plate (slippery and expensive), so I'm looking around for
> other ideas before I butt 4x8 CDX together.
> thanks,
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