What's the best lumber for framing a house?

Natalie Pierce
Updated: Aug. 27, 2020

I'm planning on building an addition in spring on our cabin near Markleeville CA. Our local yard is proposing some rough sawn 6x2's as they reckon they're good for code, but as I've been reading some of your articles I was favoring using 2x4 CLS and framing a double stud wall I would then pack with cellulose. Thing is, the yard also proposed local sawn 2x4's which are cheaper than the CLS but I don't know whether these are going to be ok for framing as they seem pretty green? What does anyone think?

(Great website BTW)

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