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Just want to know what you have used PVC boards for and pics if you got them
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Stuart; you aren't talking about HDPE are you?
https://www.grafixplastics.com/mater...yAAEgKNDPD_BwE

I'm not even sure where to look for PVC in sheet form(?)... Industrial Plastics and Paints maybe:
https://goindustrial.ca/index.php/en/
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Stuart, or do you mean the white PVC lumber that HD sells maybe?
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Kklowell that's right what would that be good for in home woodworking.
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HDPE I think is what they make cutting boards from. Some folks use these to cut zero clearance table saw inserts. PVC--never seen it in anything but pipe. Left in the sun, PVC discolors pretty badly.
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I used a piece of expanded PVC to shim a door I installed 3 years ago and it has been fine. However, if I had known it was XPVC when I bought it, I would have used something else. I had to mortise in hinges and it machined with no trouble.

I wouldn't recommend it but it works if you must use it. As for a general wood substitute, how are you going to glue it, regular woodworkers glue isn't going to stick, so you'll have to use ??epoxy??

My application is not exposed to sunlight so UV is not an issue. In addition to discoloring, UV makes PVC brittle causing it to fail easily.
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Stuart, or do you mean the white PVC lumber that HD sells maybe?
I agree and I think it's that plastic lumber that is used for decks. (maybe)

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Azek?? or the ilk...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I’ve used a lot of it outside ..... Brickmold around all the outside doors, framing around the overhead door,
and the risers on these steps.... Several years old and no sign of discoloration..... Great stuff to work with ...
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Yes, Azek. The stuff looks like white boards. Costs more than wood does though.
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