I had posted earlier about a large 6x6x19' (10' radius) bent laminate beam project, using 1x6 lumber stock.
Since then, I have managed to find a reasonable price on green 1/4"x6 red and yellow cedar, which will bend just great without having to steam them.
Now I have to figure out what glue to use, and any other treatments to be applied to the finished beam.
This will be for outdoor use (Pacific Northwest rain!), and I want to show off the wood as much as possible.
Best glues I've heard of so far would be Titebond II and Gorilla Glue. I don't know about sealants or stains.
Any tips or suggestions?