Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Baldwin NY

Engineered lumber in Baldwin does everything solid-sawn lumber does, except better. It's stronger, lighter, straighter, and more stable. But working with I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is different than solid-sawn lumber, so check out these tips for getting better, faster results.

Local Companies

Roberts Plywood Co.
800-422-4944
45 North Industry Court
Deer Park, NY
S & E Building Matls Co
(718) 436-4923
744 Mcdonald Ave, between Ditmas Ave and Cortelyou Rd.
Brooklyn, NY
SUNRISE TOOL SERVICE
631-661-5548
124 SUNRISE HIGHWAY WEST ISLIP, NY, 11795
West Islip, NY
Oriental Lumber Do it Best
718-386-8200
1154 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(516)565-3700
172 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY
Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Suburban Mills
631-351-6445
16 Railroad St
Huntington Station, NY
Herman's Has Everything
800-273-4376
1070 Linwood Street Brooklyn, NY, 11208
Brooklyn, NY
A G Locksmith & Hardware
(718) 497-5882
347 Knickerbocker Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Brite Hardware Auto Parts, Inc
718-849-8121
112-15 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY
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Source: TOOLS OF THE TRADE Magazine
Publication date: March 1, 2003

By Scott Woelful

Engineered lumber does everything solid-sawn lumber does, except better. It's stronger, lighter, straighter, and more stable. But working with I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is different than solid-sawn lumber, so check out these tips for getting better, faster results.

Beams and Rim Joists. When you hang joists off a built-up center-span LVL beam (or flush header), check the widths of the LVL components. I've seen these vary as much as 3/8 inch from one another, which is enough to throw a top-hung joist hanger out of line. When the hanger is off, it's difficult to set the joist properly. To compensate for this we assemble headers and beams and then power plane them flush to flatten the top edge, before installing hangers and joists.

OSB rim joists can vary in thickness. Moisture swells them quickly, which can affect your joist measurements and slow you down. The best strategy to avoid this is to schedule delivery of your rim joist material just in time to use it, and keep it as dry as possible until it's installed.

Storage. Manufacturers recommend storing I-joists on edge. If laid flat on uneven terrain, they can take on a wobble. Using layout marks on your floor sheathing helps you keep joists in line as you lay the sheathing.

Cutting. You don't have to, but we find it's easier to use guides for cutting I-joists.

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