I am thinking of using West System Epoxy to fill gaps and add a little
height to the wood beam that also serves as the top step to my
I was thinking of using some fine sawdust (I have several bags of fine
Ipe sawdust leftover from sanding my porch) as a fairing material both
to make it easier to sand and to give it more of a look/texture of
wood (I will be painting over the sides and either staining the top
to match the decking or leaving it unfinished).
Couple of questions:
- Will (fine) sawdust perform well as a fairing material?
- If so what is the "right" amount to add?
My understand is that the more you add, the more it will
look and machine like wood but at the expense of less strength
than pure epoxy.