Span of a cedar beam

Does anyone know the the maximum span of a 4x12 cedar beam? It would be used
in an outdoor arbor, with minimal load.
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That's not enough info to determine it. What does "minimal load" mean? Is there a snow load to consider? Are there going to be crossing rafters or some sort of trelliswork supported by the beam? Will hanging pot/plants be hung from the beam? etc....
Michael (LS)
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You want to post this kind of message to alt.engineering.for.free or some other such group..... ; D
Seriously, If you want to know what it will carry you have to do the calcs. You could download a free trial version of some structural software. See
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, or you could get a book from a library read it.... (This is an AutoCAD group)
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Michael Bulatovich
and remember...cedar is not comparable to pine.
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Michael,
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W. Kirk Crawford Rochester Hills, Michigan
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? Will hanging pot/plants be hung from the beam? etc....
I wouldn't answer the question about the pot plants if I were you
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Longshot
Works for me today......
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