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

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

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

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

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

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

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

...lumber or steel stud wall and the insulation in there will get wet. And organic materials or flimsy and thinly galvanised metal studs that stay wet will get mol...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 23 Responses