Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Jamestown NY

Engineered lumber in Jamestown 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

Lowe's of Warren, PA
814-313-9003
2625 Market Street Warren, PA, 16365
Warren, PA
Valu Home Center #28
716-763-9691
280 E Fairmount Ave
Lakewood, NY
Everydays True Value
(716) 484-7188
797 Foote Ave
Jamestown, NY
The Home Depot
(716)665-3999
995 Fairmount Avenue
Jamestown, NY
Jamestown - D
(716) 488-0755
975 Fairmount Ave W
Jamestown, NY
Oneida Lumber
(814) 723-8220
405 Beech St, WHIRLEY INDUSTRIES/ Warren court house
Warren, PA
Southern Tier Municipal & Cnst
716-487-0168
1801 Washington St
Jamestown, NY
Mayville Hardware Inc
716-753-2621
53 South Erie Street
Mayville, NY
Howes True Value Hdw&garden Center
(814) 723-4551
15560 Route 6
Warren, PA
Chautauqua Mall
(716) 456-3200
Rt 394 & Hunt Blvd
Lakewood, 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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