Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Yonkers NY

Engineered lumber in Yonkers 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

LOWE'S OF BROOKLYN, NY
718 249-1151
118 2ND AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY, 11215
Brooklyn, NY
B. Wankel & Son Hardware
212-369-1200
1573 Third Avenue
New York, NY
Auburndale Mason Supply
718-357-7889
40-02 Francis Lewis Blvd
Bayside, NY
The Home Depot
(212)888-1512
980 3rd Ave
New York, NY
Garden City - A
(516) 873-3700
1111 Franklin Ave
Garden City, NY
Fastenal- Brooklyn
718-609-9435
190 West St. Section 1B Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Brooklyn, NY
Hometown Hardware
201-768-0330
259 Closter Dock Rd
Closter, NJ
Oriental Lumber Do it Best
718-386-8200
1154 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Lowe's
(201) 234-3170
727 Route 440
Jersey City, NJ
Lake Success S/C
(516) 574-5500
1400 Union Tpke
New Hyde Park, 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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