Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Tonawanda NY

Engineered lumber in Tonawanda 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

RC Tonewoods
716-873-6043
1109 Military Road
Buffalo, NY
Woodcraft - Buffalo, NY
(716) 674-0795
1900 Ridge Road
West Seneca, NY
Hectors Hardware
716-689-8333
5355 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY
Dibble True Value Hdw.
(716) 649-4141
S5726 S Park Ave
Hamburg, NY
The Home Depot
(716)633-9200
4139 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY
Advantage Trim & Lumber Co
716-827-3915
601 Ohio St
Buffalo, NY
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware #11
(716) 631-8922
5085 Transit Rd
Buffalo, NY
Valu Home Center #13
716-434-5555
5900 S Transit Rd
Lockport, NY
Hectors Hardware & Paint Co In
716-832-9310
751 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, NY
Abc Rental Supply
(716) 854-4550
753 Broadway St
Buffalo, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

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.

Click here to read full article from Tools of the Trade

Related Articles
- Home Exterior Ideas Tonawanda NY
The William E. Poole Collection of polyurethane decorative and structural millwork includes balustrade systems, cupolas, newel posts, window and door trims, louvers, gables, dormers, and cornice details reflecting a wide variety of traditional architectural styles.
- Frugal House Framing Tonawanda NY
- Forklift Operation Tonawanda NY
- Engineered Lumber Tonawanda NY
- Festool Circ Saw and Guide Rail System Tonawanda NY
- Fighting Fastener Corrosion Tonawanda NY
- Green Products - Product Reviews Tonawanda NY
- Green Building Products Tonawanda NY
- Fasteners and Connectors Tonawanda NY
- Ergonomic Principles of Forklift Design Tonawanda NY