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  • More Wall Bracing Options Using OSB

    The Engineered Wood Association has been working to broaden the choices for using wood structural panels to achieve code-required lateral bracing in wood-frame construction. A new APA publication lays out the OSB industry’s latest recommendations for a “simplified” way to meet code.

  • Slow Burner

    Weyerhaeuser’s Flak Jacket is an intumescent fire-resistant coating for Trus Joist TJIs

  • Exotic Reclaimed Flooring

    Viridianís Jarkarta Blend is 100% Asian hardwoods reclaimed from international shipping crates

  • Cleaning Old Beams

    Soda-blasting worked where oxalic acid, walnut shells, and soap and water failed

  • Southern Pine Grade Changes: Action Coming Soon?

    Authorities may come to a final decision this month about new design values for Southern Pine lumber.

  • Nightingale Floors

    In feudal Japan, intentionally squeaky floors were the equivalent of a modern security system

  • Weathered Wood

    Montana Ghost Wood comes from dead standing trees, mostly spruce and lodgepole killed by beetles and forest fires

  • Keeping Cedar Shingles Dry

    "Skippers" and "verticals" help provide ventilation

  • Moldy Wood and the Fungolin

    Bioengineers are using fungi to replicate the acoustical properties of wood from the little ice age.

  • Ecoshel Smart-Shingle System

    These shingles are squared and fastened to each other in 45-inch-long panels.