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Author Topic: Which oak is the strongest spanned?  (Read 1280 times)

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Offline Don P

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Re: Which oak is the strongest spanned?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2019, 07:37:43 AM »
Thanks, but, umm, I read sealark's post too fast. What he proposed is actually a homemade truss rather than a homemade glulam beam. That is a viable option. On the apawood.org website there is a paper on box beams made of dimensional lumber and plywood skins on both faces with serious nailing around the perimeter. There is an old thread here, radar66 built one about 10 years ago. I think he came to the same conclusion in the end, it was a lot of work.
Off to put out fires, and light one to work by, both my pickups layed down yesterday, bummer!

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on the apawood.org website search for z416. You'll need to register but they don't spam
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Re: Which oak is the strongest spanned?
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2019, 07:20:17 AM »
@Don P 

Good luck with the trucks.  Southern trucks don't like the cold either I guess....but chewing metal is a bit beyond decency. 
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