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#1 posted 11-01-2017 04:06 AM

If you use rift-cut stock, you can make all the grain run in the right direction.

Can you make your own beam in your jurisdiction without an engineer getting involved? (Not in mine!) If you do, you should use a structural glue, like resorcinol, not PVA (like Titebond).

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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