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Nick,

        You might want to use whatever you can buy most cheaply.  Railway ties
come to mind as something to check out.

Regards,

H. Daryl Richardson

npitera(--nospam--at)mmm.com wrote:

> I have a situation where I need to shore a steel column for repair and
> reinforcement near the base of the column ( long story). I'm attaching
> steel brackets to the column and having the brackets bear on some steel
> beams. I'm planning on having the steel beams ( about 36 kips end beam
> reaction) bear on a temporary timber mat with a steel top plate that rests
> on a 6" reinforced concrete slab.
>
> The timber mats would be about 3'-6" high x 6'-0"x 6'-0". My question is
> what is the best type of wood timbers to specify for this type of
> application? Oak?
>
> Any comments on this issue will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards,
>
> Nick.
>
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