Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Newburgh NY

Engineered lumber in Newburgh 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

Fastenal- Buchanan
914-736-0156
12B White St Buchanan, NY, 10511
Buchanan, NY
Buchanan Home Center, Inc
914-737-1912
3119 Albany Post Rd
Buchanan, NY
Ayres & Galloway Do it Best
845-343-3157
83 North Street
Middletown, NY
The Home Depot
(845)343-9200
474 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY
Kmart 9415 / Cross Merch
(845) 628-6247
987 Route 6
Mahopac, NY
Williams Lumber Inc
(845) 221-2751
908 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY
LOWE'S OF NEWBURGH, NY
845 567-2860
1239 ROUTE 300 NEWBURGH, NY, 12550
Newburgh, NY
B. Rose Hardware
845-446-2061
313 Main Street
Highland Falls, NY
The Home Depot
(914)528-1539
3131 E Main St
Mohegan Lake, NY
The Home Depot
(845)298-9200
1570 Route 9
Wappingers Falls, 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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