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Posted by Mark Camp on Nov 18, 2004
For sheer clamps I bought plain lumberyard tulip-poplar aka poplar and ripped it with a japan pull saw, then planed it smooth. For deck carlins I used plain chainstore lumberyard Western red-cedar (aka "cedar") and ripped it. The carlins will get beaten up more so I wanted a rot-resistant wood there. The sheer clamps are protected so I used tulip-poplar which is stiffer. It will be epoxy-encapsulated so no worries about rot for a while.
In Response to: Building from Plans... by jahrome on Nov 18, 2004