Joined: 06/28/2014 07:21 PM EDT
Location: San Diego CA
The engineered beam (looks like a Timberlam or Microlam) surface defect is normal, looks like stitching. The stud is a low grade material and missing some width as it looks like it was milled from the edge of the log. Just one is probably not a big deal, and there is a competent stud nearby, once again not a big deal, however, most of us would not have used that stud for framing a bearing wall.