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  • Lumber for Permanent Wood Foundations

    Q: Is ACQ-treated lumber and plywood suitable for building permanent wood foundations?

  • Zoe

    Featuring a Danish-modern form and several lighting configurations, Zoe comes with a blonde beech bent wood blade, with a 56-inch span. The metal details are brushed nickel.

  • FireTight

    These fire-resistant downlights are approved for one-hour and two-hour fire-rated ceiling assemblies, including wood joist, steel, concrete, suspended, or sheetrocked. Ready to install out of the box, the fixture?s features include: a 5/8-inch pre-assembled sheetrock enclosed housing and a 1/4-inch...

  • Revolution

    Incorporating a clip-on cover-fastening system for design flexibility, the Revolution series of control panels incorporates a button-depth adjustment facility to accommodate flat surfaces up to 1/4 inch deep. The panels offer smooth-action buttons with LED indicators and are available in a variety...

  • Products

    Siding; adhesives

  • Offsetting Bearing Walls

    Q: There's a framing rule of thumb I've used for years that says it's okay to offset a second-story bearing wall from the first-story bearing wall below, as long as you don't offset it by more than the depth of the joist. We use this rule for standard dimensional lumber, but would it also apply to...

  • Sawn vs. Plywood Shims

    Q: Ideally, pier/beam connections are always properly aligned, with the pier at the right elevation to fully support the beam above. But in the real world, a little shimming always seems to be required. Are shims ripped from framing lumber really adequate

  • On the Job

    Tile rug; blown-in cellulose

  • Paint Over Stain?

    Q. Paint Over Stain? Is it okay to use an exterior latex house paint over stained wood siding?

  • Borate-Treated Lumber Okay For Mudsills?

    Q: I know that some framers are using lumber treated with SBX (sodium borate) as a substitute for ACQ because it is less corrosive to fasteners, but I'm concerned about short-term exposure to rain and the longevity of the borate treatment itself, which co