So, I had a load of wood delivered a few days ago for a deck build. With the beams, I have one board that is about 1/4" smaller in width than the others. What is the right way to deal with this?
A) Center it with the other 2x10 that I'm doubling it up with, leaving 1/8" top and bottom (guessing that it is newer wood, and will shrink equally)
B) Level the top of the double beam, leaving a 1/4" gap against the post. Fill in that gap with a 1/4 shim.
C) Same as B, but level the base - but no shimming on top. The joists will simply be "sitting" on one 2x10 instead of on both of them.