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Offline Slowlearner

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Dominos for exterior
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:21 AM »
Was just curious if its possible to use the dominos in an outside planter box. Wood will be made from cedar.  Was also debating on using landscape timber. Wonder if that wpuld hold.up well for long time w the domino? Land scape timber i wouldn't need to stain or paint i presume?

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Offline NL-mikkla

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 09:30 AM »
For outside use you can use the domino's in sipo wood

Offline Gunder

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 11:15 AM »
I did this a year ago using Cedar for the frames of my planter boxes. Worked amazingly well, so I also used them in the frame for my raspberry trellis.  Just make sure you use waterproof / exterior rated glue.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 11:31 AM »
The Ipe benches I made years ago are still doing well. I used Sipo tenons with Titebond III. I have not worked with cedar, but with Ipe, I had to clean all the mortises with alcohol before applying glue. I was using a lot of tenons so I just bought the package with long sticks of Sipo and made my own tenons. I cut them to length and chamfered the ends.
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Offline Rob Z

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 11:13 PM »
I did this a year ago using Cedar for the frames of my planter boxes. Worked amazingly well, so I also used them in the frame for my raspberry trellis.  Just make sure you use waterproof / exterior rated glue.

Gunder, nice work on those planter boxes. [smile]

OP, I used Sipos when they were first available to build a gate and that gate is still in good shape. I don’t recall how long ago that was but I’m guessing close to eight years ago (?)

Offline Slowlearner

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 06:11 AM »
Thanks for all the input guys. The mrs. Wants me to use acrap wood we have. Unfortunately her late father could literally make something out of nothing. She understands thats not me yet anyways but dont want waste. Im going to use the beech tenons bc  the smalleat sipo is 8mm. This is such a small box its 1/2" wood.  Lets see what happens will be interesting.. also great work om the planters

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 09:39 AM »
Just a thought, but it’s not too hard to make tenons yourself. If you used cedar scrap to make tenons, they should last longer than beech.
Birdhunter

Offline Cheese

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 10:01 AM »
Just a thought, but it’s not too hard to make tenons yourself. If you used cedar scrap to make tenons, they should last longer than beech.

I'd echo Birdhunter's thoughts and make the Dominos from cedar...pretty simple. The edge radius isn't mandatory, just 45º them on the edges.  [smile]

If you do make your own Dominos, you are making something out of nothing.  [cool]

Offline Jandtpainting

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 10:46 PM »
Prime it w/ exterior primer

Offline mdr

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 09:02 PM »
Im going to use the beech tenons bc  the smalleat sipo is 8mm.
5&6 mm sipo are available in precut lengths.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2019, 04:57 AM »
I have thought about doing this but is cedar really strong enough to make dominos from?

Might be OK for a planter or such but if you're making a table or bench or chairs would you trust it?
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Dominos for exterior
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2019, 11:09 AM »
I have thought about doing this but is cedar really strong enough to make dominos from?

Might be OK for a planter or such but if you're making a table or bench or chairs would you trust it?

Well the OP was looking for tenons smaller than 8 mm.

Personally, I'd just save some time and use the Festool sipo versions, especially for any structural application. Unless you're making hundreds of items, a bag of sipo Dominos for a project is less than $50.

I made some aluminum Dominos but that was before the introduction of the D8 knockdown connector.