I’m surprised no one has asked this question yet, maybe because it had a simple answer heh. I’m just wondering is it safe to drill through a plywood deck? I have 10 holes on my deck 3 on each side of the length dimension, and 2 of each side of the width dimension but I’m planning on drilling more, however I don’t know the consequences, that’s if there’s any.
We all drill holes in our decks to mount enclosures and components. I’ve never heard of a problem with this. Is there something specific you are concerned about?
Drill smaller holes rather then larger and your fine (like 5mm or less). Assuming your talking about a normal board and not real plywood. I would never recommend you make a board from plywood, way too weak.
You see those 8 holes in your deck for your trucks? Yeah those were drilled.
Use a sharp bit and use no pressure at all when almost through
And maybe drill some practice holes in the dining table first.
Typically you’ll get some blowout on the exit side. If it matters, this can be prevented by clamping another piece of wood where the exit hole will be.
I just drill with small 2mm bit to have a “guide”, then drill halfway from the top side, and halfway from the other
Thanks allot guys