Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Glen Cove NY

Engineered lumber in Glen Cove 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
Harvey Industries
(800) 241-2446
260 Dr Martin L King Dr Norwalk, CT, 06854
Norwalk, CT
Costello's Ace Hardware
(516) 798-0680
1330 Hicksville Rd, Marshalls
Massapequa, NY
Kmart 9420 / Cross Merch
(718) 430-9439
1998 Bruckner Blvd
Bronx, NY
Garden City - A
(516) 873-3700
1111 Franklin Ave
Garden City, NY
EXOTIC WOODS USA
(631) 651-8651
698 Fort Salonga Rd
Northport, NY
Suburban Mills
631-351-6445
16 Railroad St
Huntington Station, NY
Ace Hardware
(201) 768-7377
206 Pegasus Ave
Northvale, NJ
Morales Home Center Express
718-665-8380
2800 Third Ave
Bronx, NY
Kmart 9419 / Cross Merch
(718) 821-2412
66-26 Metropolitan Ave
Middle Vlg, 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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