January 14, 2009
Available in headers, beams, and posts, iLevel makes Wolmanized PSLs that resist rot and insects
November 1, 2007
A pro shares a framing method for high-performance stairs that resist cracking, shrinking, and warping
July 1, 2007
If this product is environmentally friendly and stronger than sawn lumber, what's not to like?
September 1, 2006
Stainless steel, vinyl, aluminum, and composites are now viable alternatives to wood
September 1, 2005
Laminated-veneer lumber lets you assemble big beams without a big crew
January 1, 2004
Engineered joists and rafters, which have a cross section akin to an I-beam, present a wrinkle to the carpenter crosscutting them with a circular saw. Because the plane of the…
May 1, 2003
Because my crew and I frame our floors exclusively with I-joists, we needed to find an efficient way to cut them to accurate lengths. Using a regular framing square to…
March 1, 2003
Tips from a custom framer make the engineered-lumber learning curve easier to negotiate
November 1, 2002
Dramatic strength combined with zero shrinkage puts engineered beams and headers on more and more job sites
January 1, 2002
These simple site-built beams are the backbone of the house, so make sure you build them straight and set them level
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