Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Oswego NY

Engineered lumber in Oswego 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

Raby's Ace Home Center
(315) 342-9663
247 Washington Blvd
Oswego, NY
Brewerton Building Supply
(315) 676-2300
46 Corporate Park Dr
Central Square, NY
Burkes Do it Best Home Center
315-343-6147
38 East Second Street
Oswego, NY
Kmart 7451 / Cross Merch
(315) 598-9641
2078 State Rte 481
Fulton, NY
Advantage Lumber Co
(631) 242-2824
830 Long Island Ave
Deer Park, NY
Ty It Together
315-402-5655
91 East 4th Street
Oswego, NY
Fastenal- Fulton
315-593-6445
366 W. 1st St South Fulton, NY, 13069
Fulton, NY
Burke's Home Center
315-592-2244
65 North Second Street
Fulton, NY
Lowe's
(315) 326-5030
445 State Route 104
Oswego, NY
Delucia Brothers
(607) 539-6891
385 Harford Rd
Slaterville Springs, 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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