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white oak and aluminum #32725 01/13/15 03:43 PM
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We did a outdoor screenroom in white oak a few months ago. The contractor is wondering about using an aluminum railing system, and potential corrosion. I'm thinking that's not going to work, in particular because the wood will continue to get wet. Any thoughts? Would the aluminum be OK if it was (hypothetically) inside?

Re: white oak and aluminum [Re: timberwrestler] #32726 01/13/15 09:04 PM
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I don't have any firsthand experience with Al corrosion and wood, but I did find a few references in a Google search. How many attachment points are there, and can they be somehow protected from the oak?


http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/111754


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Re: white oak and aluminum [Re: timberwrestler] #32727 01/13/15 09:34 PM
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I found that same link, and it says it's a no go. There are quite a few posts, so it'a fair number of connections. I suppose they could be isolated though. Here's the roof pre-assembled, sans posts:


Re: white oak and aluminum [Re: timberwrestler] #32728 01/14/15 12:21 AM
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I saw that roof on your website poking around yesterday. Is that the white oak that I re-sawed? That is a neat design.


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Re: white oak and aluminum [Re: timberwrestler] #32729 01/15/15 02:02 PM
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Yup, that's the same white oak. It was for Wolfworks (http://www.homesthatfit.com/) in Farmington, CT. All wood off of the owner's property.


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