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Trussed v Ply ribs

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Sep 2, 2006
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Davenport, IA
Has there been any discussion about the merits of building truss ribs versus plywood? According to Hale Wallace the truss ribs are the lightest and the strongest, however is there a significant difference between the two? I kind of like the idea of building truss ribs, since I'm a woodworker but not sure its worth the effort if there isn't a difference.

Any thoughts?

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