Lumber

JLC Field Guide: Lumber

Lumber runs roughly 15% to 20% of total house cost — enough that it pays to estimate amounts needed accurately. But don't discount the cost of callbacks due to changes in moisture content. Quality control has the potential to decimate your profit margins.

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Conditioning Homes
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Conditioning Homes

A recipe for eliminating interior callbacks More

Wood Basics
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Wood Basics

What properties make wood the ideal building material it is? Which cause problems?... More

New York State: No Grade Stamp Needed
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New York State: No Grade Stamp Needed

Code authorities in New York State have endorsed a New York amendment to the... More

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Drying Wet Framing
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Drying Wet Framing

In tight houses, make sure the frame is dry before closing up the walls More

New Design Values Issued for Southern Pine
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New Design Values Issued for Southern Pine

The American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) has voted to accept new design... More

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Lumber Instruction

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Precut Stud Lengths
Flush-Framed Floor Joists
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Flush-Framed Floor Joists

Install joists higher than the girder to accommodate shrinkage. More

Fire Protection for Light-Wood Framing
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Fire Protection for Light-Wood Framing

In the wake of the AvalonBay apartment fire in Edgewater, NJ, the wood industry... More

Milling Rough Lumber
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Milling Rough Lumber

For fine woodworking, having control over the flatness and stability of the wood... More

Is There a Way to Predict Which Pieces of PT Lumber Will Twist?
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Is There a Way to Predict Which Pieces of PT Lumber Will Twist?

Matching grain orientation at both ends of a piece of lumber indicates stability. More

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