Lumber / Discussions

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'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

Do you buy leftover lumber?

3/4 inch plywood - 2x4s ,2x6s different lengths. (yellow pine)÷ There is a growing market for buying and selling used building materials online , the following...

Posted by Marty Clinton Sept. 23, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

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

I have a 540 sq ft room that needs new framing, insallation, interior and exterior walls. Termites and woodrot have eaten the exterior walls posts and beams. A...

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

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

...lumber better than using engineered studs/joists (LVL or LSL)? Assuming the engineered lumber has greater strength and depth spans, does this offset the higher ...

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

What is the best way to put siding on an older home without causing it to rot?

...lumber sheathing on the inside and outside of the wall. The interior of the walls is lathe and plaster. The windows were replaced by the previous owner and thei...

Posted by Richard Reinert April 18, 2021, 12:32 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...lumber yards and even building supply box stores in your area. Since you won't be walking on it there are more options than there are with floors, you can even ...

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 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

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

...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 moisture ...

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

How do I sell my construction materials?

i have a huge amount of woods and plats used in construction sites There is a growing market for buying and selling used building materials online, the followi...

Posted by Eshwari Chauke April 20, 2020, 3:04 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 2 Responses

Why is there mold on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...lumber usually arrives fairly wet and it often gets left in the rain before it is closed in and protected. I think part of your problem here is that you likely ...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use boards instead of sheathing?

...lumber when building houses will probably be of interest to you as well - How to build high performance houses using less lumber How to do wind bracing best...

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

Why is there condensation behind my vapor barrier?

...lumber you framed the walls with and was it wet? Any chance the Rockwool batts got wet? What is the inside-to-out wall assembly, can the wall dry to the outside...

Posted by John Young Oct. 11, 2021, 4:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...lumber I would hope that would cut off the source of moisture. One additional recommendation perhaps, is to get kiln dried lumber for that section, or find some...

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?

...lumber or save room in the basement ? I would pitch you instead the idea of maybe using 2x3's and install them wide edge on the foam, that way you could still f...

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