Framing lumber / Discussions

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...lumber yard for help choosing the right wood for framing and they suggested framing a house with rough sawn lumber ? How big is this lumber yard? Clearly you we...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Preferred lumber type for framing. DF or YP

...lumber for framing depends on a lot things, everything from your design, local building codes, and what lumber is available nearby. Here is our page all about c...

Posted by Mike Thompson April 17, 2021, 12:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...framing to use in order to reduce carbon emissions/ embodied energy/ wasted material? Is traditional stick frame with dimensional lumber better than using engin...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?

...framing, insallation, interior and exterior walls. Termites and woodrot have eaten the exterior walls posts and beams. And as it is 15 ft in the air with sun ex...

Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside?

8" semi rigid and 5 1/2" between the studs. why not use 8" semi rigid, 3 1/2" between the studs and 2 " more semi rigid on the inside beneath the gyprock? Is t...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you use boards instead of sheathing?

...lumber costs when framing a house, which is a very good thing given wood is currently about 150% up in price since pre-covid. This page about ways to cut back o...

Posted by Stephen Montgomery May 30, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...framing lumber itself, which as an ability (or at least should have the ability) to dry to the other side. The most important thing to make sure there is no m...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...framing where the bottom of the wood siding, sill of the wood framing and bottoms of studs is rotting because the grade changed and soil came up over the level ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 34 Responses

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...framing and finishing a wall after? If so – there is no reason to worry about the insulation coming unadhered from the wall, as the stud wall will hold it in pl...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 Responses