Hi everyone, straight to the point, has anyone considered using "iron on" edging/banding to simulate planking ? I've used it many times in the past for small projects with great results. My local DIY shop keeps a good supply at very good prices (around £3 to cover the deck of a 2' boat) It's real wood in just about any species you can think of, it's 0.6mm thick and comes in 3 sizes, 22mm-50mm. Its very simple to use, just lay it on and iron it and it will take any stain varnish or other finish.
Obviously it would have to be laid over existing or new wood as it has no strength, but the effect is excellent. I tried it today with some scrap pieces I had, cut into 10mm strips and glued onto plywood. I used beech and marked the edges to simulate caulking, it really does look the business ! Also, it bends and shapes and cuts very easy.
So what do you think guys ? has anyone tried it ? can you see any problems ?