I have some true 2×4 rough cut lumber that I would like to plane and glue together to form a beam for a 12ft opening. I plan to glue the beam together using c clamps and maybe biscuits to help keep the pieces aligned. The beam will be exposed so I’d like to avoid fastners or at least limit them. I’ve checked the span tables and have enough material to make an appropriately sized beam, but I’m concerned about getting a uniform application of the glue. Does anyone have ideas about a good glue, and how to apply it?
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