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  • How To Build A Glued Laminated Wood Beam

    I found your video interesting, informative and beneficial. Like you mentioned in your video I have a space to span and I will make my own laminated "engineered" beam(s). I tore down my old single car garage and currently I've built a three car door garage that will accommodate 5 vehicles, approximstely 1600-1700 sq. feet of space. My property lot is 50 feet wide and the garage at it's widest portion is 46 feet wide. I've been paying for everything as I go and only one other person is helping me with this. It's been slow and now I have some sag in the floor / decking of what will be the second story above the garage. We will be making three laminated beams, ust as you showed, approximately 12" tall, 5 inches wide and 16 feet long. Each end will rest on a 6X6X8 post...see more »I found your video interesting, informative and beneficial. Like you mentioned in your video I have a space to span and I will make my own laminated "engineered" beam(s). I tore down my old single car garage and currently I've built a three car door garage that will accommodate 5 vehicles, approximstely 1600-1700 sq. feet of space. My property lot is 50 feet wide and the garage at it's widest portion is 46 feet wide. I've been paying for everything as I go and only one other person is helping me with this. It's been slow and now I have some sag in the floor / decking of what will be the second story above the garage. We will be making three laminated beams, ust as you showed, approximately 12" tall, 5 inches wide and 16 feet long. Each end will rest on a 6X6X8 post. We made our own floor trusses and they are on 12" centers. We will have to raise part of the floor trusses and that should eliminate the "sag" in the floor on the second story.I appreciate the name of the glue, I'm sure I will purchase a couple of gallons just for this project. Thanks for your help and appreciate you demonstrating on how you assembled the beam.James McKinney

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