Re: Sheer clamp size & wo

Posted by Jim E on Dec 16, 2007

We have Eucalyptus here in California (introduced in the 19th century) but it never seems to show up as lumber. Maybe Tassie Oak is a more useful species than the ones we have. They sure smell nice, though!

The sheer clamps have two functions. They provide someting to glue/nail the deck to, and they also stiffen the sides so they take up a nice fair curve. So if your wood is stiffer than pine or cedar, make it a little smaller. The lighter wood might be preferable, though.

In Response to: Sheer clamp size & wood by Darren on Dec 16, 2007