Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Watervliet NY

Engineered lumber in Watervliet 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/Albany
518-489-5581
15 Kairnes Street Albany, NY, 12205
Albany, NY
LOWE'S OF GLENMONT, NY
518 436-6020
271 ROUTE 9 WEST GLENMONT, NY, 12077
Glenmont, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-439-9943
235 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY
Phillips Hardware
518-346-4383
1729 Union St
Schenectady, NY
The Home Depot
(518)388-9121
2500 Cambridge Rd
Schenectady, NY
Lowe's
(518) 956-9407
1482 Central Avenue
Colonie, NY
Fastenal- Mechanicville
518-899-5835
2381 Route 9 Bldg 2 Suite 4 Mechanicville, NY, 12118
Mechanicville, NY
LOWE'S OF HALFMOON, NY
518 348-2940
476 ROUTE 146 HALFMOON, NY, 12065
Halfmoon, NY
A. Phillips Hardware
518-765-2377
18 South Main St
Voorheesville, NY
The Home Depot
(518)348-0158
4 Halfmoon Crossing Blvd
Halfmoon, 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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