Forest Building Materials

Soundings
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Soundings

Installing Ipe Decking - Latent Cooling Loads More

What is Green?
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What is Green?

Green may sound simple, but it can be surprisingly difficult to define. An expert... More

Notebook
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Notebook

Liability insurance crisis, construction defects arbitration decision, Roof Tile... More

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Notebook

Street-side garages banned in Portland, beware the Formosan termite, drywall dust hazard, patenting architectural ideas, new masonry code, recycling old shingles More

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Practical Engineering: Sizing Engineered Beams

Selecting and sizing engineered-lumber beams More

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Letters

Nailing deck ledgers, wire-snaking tips More

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Letters

Chimney flashing tips, eco-friendly lumber certification questioned More

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Framing Details for Wood Shrinkage

When a house frame shrinks, it can leave bumps and dips in the floor, cause doors to bind, and open cracks in drywall and casing joints. Proper selection of materials and attention to framing details can keep these problems to a minimum. More

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Building With Glulams

These laminated beams combine the strength and stability of steel with the good looks of wood. Here are tips on specifying and installing these heavy-duty problem solvers. More

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Protecting Wood Roofs From Fire

A wood products expert examines the effectiveness of fire-retardant treatments for both new and existing wood roofing. More

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