Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Monsey NY

Engineered lumber in Monsey 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
(845) 572-2400
3924 Summerville Way
Chester, NY
Herb Lack Paints & Hardware
845-358-0293
124 Main Street
Nyack, NY
Jp Home Arama Inc
(973) 427-0002
111 Wagaraw Rd, HAWTHORNE DISCOUNT CENTER
Hawthorne, NJ
The Home Depot
(973)812-8390
545 Route 46
Totowa, NJ
Sears Home Appliance Showroom
(914) 241-2291
360 N Bedford Rd
Mt Kisco, NY
BOARDS & BEAMS, CO.
(973) 299-6100
48 OLD JACKSONVILLE ROAD
TOWACO, NJ
Colon's Hardware
973-742-5357
306 Market Street
Paterson, NJ
Pomona Do it Best Hardware
845-364-5678
1581 Route 202
Pomona, NY
The Home Depot
(973)357-1305
75 McLean Blvd
Paterson, NJ
Lowe's
(845) 613-6000
206 Route 303
Orangeburg, 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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