- May 2, 2013
Hello, I am new to this and had a question. I did try my best to search but just could not find what I needed. I am planning to build a pen 24x35. I would like to do this without any post in the center of the pen, but of course 2x4's do not come 24' long. My question is, is it structurally sound to do a staggered 2x4 beam to accomplish this. What I'm thinking is using an 8' butted to a 16' then doing the same thing in reverse screwed together.( I hope that makes sense). Anyway the weight of the roof will only be welded wire and fiberglass roofing sheets covering only half as I would like for the ducks to have sunlight as well. I was thinking of doing these 6' apart. Also I did consider this using 2x6's, but I am trying to cut down on weight and cost. Any other ideas? Also any one with pictures please post. Thank you all.