Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Sunnyside NY

Engineered lumber in Sunnyside 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

Palmer Ace Hardware
(201) 262-0900
940 Kinderkamack Rd, Charlie Browns Restaurant in Oradell
River Edge, NJ
Garber Building Supply
718-447-2122
98 Greenfield Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Mar Jam Supply, Inc.
718-388-6465
20 Rewe Street
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(973)357-1305
75 McLean Blvd
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Cross County S/C
(914) 377-2100
Rte 87(Ny St) & Cross Ct Pkwy
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Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
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LOWE'S OF GARDEN CITY, NY
516 794-6531
700 DIBBLEE DRIVE GARDEN CITY, NY, 11530
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Modern Paint & Hardware Corp
914-632-8060
316 Huguenot St
New Rochelle, NY
Queens Lumber Company, Inc
718-539-0400
34-41 College Point Blvd
Flushing, NY
The Home Depot
(914)963-3003
601 South Sprain Rd
Yonkers, 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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