I am starting to lay the deck strips on my WD. Butt gluing the strips to the cockpit apron seems like a week connection. Since the apron will end up being flush with the deck is there any reason I can't run the strips about an inch long and slide them under the apron? I could cut down the portion of the strip that is under the apron so that the end result is flush. That would give more surface to glue on. Is there a reason this wouldnt work?
Also I am looking for inspiration for a design on the deck. I've seen a few that other have done but I'd like to see some more. I'm looking for a simple geometric pattern that is not to hard to do with 3/4" strips. Is there a good link to some design suggestions? Thanks.