Message - Re: making laminated beams ?

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Posted by  JWmHarmon on October 07, 2002 at 19:59:10:

In Reply to:  Re: making laminated beams ? posted by Vince Fontana on October 07, 2002 at 15:34:50:

Fine Homebuilding magazine had an article some years ago on making your own laminated curved beams - sorry I don't have the volume and page numbers or the date of publication.

1X 4 or 1X6 lumber can be steamed and bent and then laminated to form a curved beam or arch.

Another option is to make a curved truss out of shorter pieces of 2X4 or 2X6's. Take a look at the linked site to get a glimpse of the curved roof of the Mormon Tabernacle. It was build somewhat like an inverted boat using this construction method. It may give you some ideas.

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