How do you build a support beam?


To build a support beam, measure the area where the beam is needed. Purchase the appropriate dimension of lumber to fill the need. Using plywood, cut strips 1/4 inch shorter than the support beams. Sandwich the support beams and the plywood for added support. Beginning at one end of the support, nail the boards together. The beam should be complete and ready for installation.
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How to Build Support Beams
Building support beams is one of the easier aspects of building a home. Although there are certain criteria that need to be met for support beams in relation to the load that is being supported, the actual building of the support beams is a task any... More »
Difficulty: Easy
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