Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Long Beach NY

Engineered lumber in Long Beach 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
(718) 758-2910
5602 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY
Fastenal- Woodside
718-507-8193
57-08 37th Avenue Woodside, NY, 11377
Woodside, NY
The Home Depot
(631)753-0814
202 Airport Plaza
Farmingdale, NY
The Home Depot
(516)794-1101
1300-1320 Corporate Dr
Westbury, NY
Hicksville - A
(516) 733-3000
195 N Broadway
Hicksville, NY
Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Hicksville
516-822-2900
55 Ludy Street Hicksville, NY, 11801
Hicksville, NY
CLEARVIEW PAINT & DECOR
(718) 747-5000
20-11 Francis Lewis Blvd
Whitestone, NY
The Home Depot
(516)546-6280
160 E. Sunrise Hwy
Freeport, 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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