I appreciate the suggestions given, but have two more questions.
I will be bending wood, essentially in a semicircle with a radius of roughly
5 feet. If I used dry solid lumber, pine for example, what is the greatest
thickness that could be used, yet still avoid splitting/breaking the wood in
Gorilla glue claims to work well with treated lumber, so long as the
moisture content is between 10% and 20%. How does one determine the moisture
content for this?
Bridger, thanks for the truss suggestion. I am considering it. Given the
fixed size of the cattle panels, I start with a limited height inside. A
truss would reduce that further, but I do have to consider strength as well.