How to Bend Azek Cellular PVC Decking
Twist your decking like taffy.
Bendable man-made decking, such as cellular PVC materials, have opened the door to artistic deck designs. Not only do my customers like the lower maintenance requirements, longer lifespan and stain-resistant qualities, I like it because I can form it into any shape, creating unique works of deck art.
A freshly-heated piece of Azek is set
down around a semi-circular form and
allowed to cool.
After cooling down, the deck board is
released from the form and holds its
Here, an inlaid Celtic knot pattern transforms a simple L-shaped deck into a one-of-a-kind work of art. The weave goes down both legs of the L, with the knot design in the center. The weave pattern is mirrored in the overhead pergola.
In the following photos (below), you see the results. I use an HC99 Heat Forming Kit to prepare Azek decking for bending into a arcs. Part of this design was subsequently repeated on the pergola covering the deck.
Beautiful lake view deck with Celtic knot inlay.
Inlay close up shows the bendability of Azek's cellular PVC decking.