The "bridge" (as I've been calling it) that actually supports the bandsaw is made from two 2x6 pieces of douglas fir. (Anything much wider than a 2x6 would have eventually interfered with clearance for the bandsaw's drive belt.) I cut them, then drilled, glued, and screwed them tightly together.

Sadly there was a slight twist to the bridge when I was finished, and it needed a couple of thin shims at two corners.

Tip: Next time I might try harder to find an appropriate piece of well-seasoned scrapwood -- an old hardwood 4x4, or something like that. My 6 foot length of 2x6 douglas fir cost $35!

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