Repeat with a second board. :vs_cool:" It's ok if you're not sure, find someone who is":vs_cool::vs_coffee: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Glued-Laminated-Wood-Beam/, https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=...sg=AFQjCNEg6hh_6IB7fsKJ_N96vB8xv_zmPA&cad=rja, http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/total-house-rebuild-bungalow-two-storey-276978/, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Braeuner holds a Master of Education in developmental counseling from Vanderbilt University.
Thinking this is really strong.
Wish I knew how to read those structual tables on lumber. Butt the end of a 12-foot board against the end of the 4-foot board. Through-bolts would be much stronger than screws.
Based in Nashville, Shellie Braeuner has been writing articles since 1986 on topics including child rearing, entertainment, politics and home improvement. Get 2) 1-3/4" X 11-7/8" lvls. What I have done is kept the 2 2 X 4 top plates, put in 2 2 X 10 with 1/2 inch plywood in the middle under the two toe plates, making the beam about 12 1/2 inches deep.
My building inspector would never specify a beam, that would suggest he was accepting responsibility for the design, which he would not do.