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RE: Using old or reclaimed lumber (Kris Hamilton, SE)

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Dear Kris:


This list always needs the input of highly innovative structural engineers such as yourself.

It's so nice to hear from you again.

It's interesting when I read your responses this morning, because last Friday I was wanted to phone you and ask to see if you know some contractors specializing in "Tensile Membrane".


Casey (Khashayar) Hemmatyar
Private email khemmatyar(--nospam--at)
Southern California

-----Original Message-----
From: Kris Hamilton [mailto:kph(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 11:52 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Using old or reclaimed lumber



If strength for depth limit is an issue, try using a Parallam beam,

sand-blasting the surface to imitate weathering or hand-hewing (depending on

the look wanted, and on the intensity of the blast), and staining it a

weathered grey or other color as decided by the architect.




Kris P. Hamilton, PE

Geiger Engineers

114 W. Magnolia Street

Suite 505

Bellingham, WA  98225


Ph: 360 734 7194

Fx: 360 734 7399