Are you a subscriber but don’t have an online account?

Register for full online access.

 
 
 
 

More stories about Lumber

  • Project Profile: A Rhode Island Timber Frame Cottage

  • Stain-Grade Finishing On Site

    Use premium materials and a methodical approach to achieve a cabinet-grade finish.

  • Hand-Cut Wood Mosaics

    Fortis Arbor Wood Mosaics are hand-cut from scraps of bamboo, teak, and rosewood left over from furniture-making.

  • Open-Joint Siding

    In the Seattle area, where I work, we get a lot of rain. From the mid-90s to the mid-2000s, there were many high-profile cases of water damage caused by improperly detailed siding, mostly on condos and other multifamily housing.

  • Premium Redwood Decking

    Each board in the new Heritage Collection of 2x6 redwood decking is hand-picked and run through the planer at low speed to give it a refined finish, says the maker.

  • Q&A: Is Weathered OSB Okay?

    Q: I am siding a building that was framed and roofed two years ago and is sheathed with 15?32-inch OSB. The building paper blew off one of the gable walls, and now the OSB has turned gray and some of the strands are lifting from the surface. Is the OSB st

  • Innovative Products 2011

    A sampling of the tools and materials on exhibit at JLC Live in Providence, R.I.

  • Product Innovation: On Site with LiteSteel Beams

  • Permanent Wood Foundations

    Pressure-treated wood foundations (also known as permanent wood foundations, or PWFs) have been around at least since the 1940s, and my own experience with them dates back 20 years or so.

  • Building Safer Decks

    Decks have seen little attention from building codes over the years, despite the fact that they often bear the weight of parties and public gatherings.