Dimensional lumber / Guides

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...lumber yards, referred to as 'rough' lumber or "rough sawn" as they are unplaned wood. Dimensional Lumber: Nominal Size vs. Actual Size Nominal Size Actual Size Two-by-four or 2 x 4 1 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches Two-by-six or 2 x 6 1 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches Two-by-eight...