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Have built a 30' x 30' wooden deck. I want to route the outline of a tree into the deckboards and then cut out the inside material to insert an aluminum tree. The tree is approximately 10' x 5'. How difficult will that be?
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Hello Dale
With inlay kit it is doable but you are going to be on your knees for while but with time and patiences you will succeed
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Thanks for the response. Is the "Inlay Kit" something that is sold as an inlay kit? How would it benefit me?
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Monumental.
Procedurally uncomplicated.
Practically, a large scale months long kneee buster.
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I assume that you have the aluminum tree that you can lay down and use for a templet, the inlay kit is just a set of guides that will follow the outside of the tree templet then you have to route the rest with a streight bit any guide would work but inlay kit will keep you really close to the templet.
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Besides taking hours of being on your knees to do, if the deck is outside and exposed to the weather then water is going to get under the aluminum. Sealing it will slow it down but not stop it. Any moisture, even high humidity, will cause the wood to be damp and promote rot. The aluminum will prevent sun and air from getting to the boards which is what keeps them from rotting normally.

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Hello Dale. Welcome to the forum.

I would not use a 1/8" cutter from an inlay kit for this task, but you can use larger guide bushes with two cutters.

I will see if I can find the article which show the cutters to use.

Once you cut the outline, taking away the waste material from the centre is going to be the major task.

You may need to make a template as mentioned by Quillman.

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use thompsons water seal on wood before aluminum is put in place this will slow decay, or use a stain, then thompsons
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