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mountainkowboy

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Ours was 3/4" x 1" cross beams that were tied together with straps. I added a steel "stiffener" to the main support beam in the front. You have to be careful when setting the tension on the straps, I pulled mine to tight and needed to redo it to get the tin to work.


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mountainkowboy wrote:

Ours was 3/4" x 1" cross beams that were tied together with straps. I added a steel "stiffener" to the main support beam in the front. You have to be careful when setting the tension on the straps, I pulled mine to tight and needed to redo it to get the tin to work.


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Was your side structure 7/8" ply? I feel like I saw that noted somewhere,

If it was I am having a hell of a time sourcing anything that thickness. if I can not what are peoples thoughts on going with 3/4" and 1/8" putting the 1/8" on the inner side and laminating it to get the correct thickness? Likely use screws as well from the inner side sporadically but would rely on the adhesive mostly.


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mountainkowboy

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Yes it was, I didn't have any problems finding it. I also glued and doweled the filler piece along with a few screws. I also sprayed a 10% bleach solution on any dark wood I found to kill any wood eating bacteria.

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