Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber New Rochelle NY

Engineered lumber in New Rochelle 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

ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Hicksville
516-822-2900
55 Ludy Street Hicksville, NY, 11801
Hicksville, NY
Cross Bay Hardware
(718) 848-5699
158-18 Cross Bay Blvd
Howard Beach, NY
The Home Depot
(201)336-3041
450 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack, NJ
The Home Depot
(914)690-9745
150 Midland Ave
Port Chester, NY
The Home Depot
(718)977-2081
13220 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Pintchik
(718) 783-3333
478 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY
Allied Building
(201) 935-0800
15 East Union Avenue East Rutherford, NJ, 07073
East Rutherford, NJ
Shields Hardware
516-767-0300
267-271 Main St
Port Washington, NY
The Home Depot
(718)558-8640
92-30 168th Street
Jamaica, NY
The Home Depot
(516)794-1101
1300-1320 Corporate Dr
Westbury, 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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