Progress on the deck has been slow now that I'm back to work, but there's progress to report.
The way it's designed, there's a lot of math involved and things have to line up just right, so it's taking more time that a typical deck might. The hardness of the cumaru has also been a challenge if only because — since it machines almost like metal — you want/expect everything to be super-precise.
And it's been brutally hot...
But here are some progress pictures with the wood cut to length and set up for staining. It's beginning to look a lot more like a deck.
Here, you can clearly see the Vycor deck protector we're using.
Dry-fitting everything before staining
After the first coat of oil, the richness and variety of colors/textures of the wood really showed through.
Letting the oil cure for a day or so