Engineered Lumber Practices and Projects

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Engineered Wood

The Science Behind the Strength

Using solid sections reduces the labor and cost of fastening a multiple member together

Custom Home Design

Modern Barn House Showcases Efficiency, Daylight, and the Indoor-Outdoor Connection

In designing the 7,500-square-foot house, Ric Stott, AIA set out to create a modern take on the potato barn.

Engineered Wood

The Built-Up Column Conundrum

How do you determine if a field-built column is strong enough to support the load?

Renee Morgan, P.E.

Renee Morgan is a Product Support Engineer for Weyerhaeuser based out of Charlotte, N.C. She is a civil engineering graduate of the University…

Framing + Building Envelope

4 Strategies to Reduce Jobsite Framing Waste

Excess or unused wood accounts for up to 40% of jobsite waste, according to estimates from the NAHB. Too many builders, contractors and dealers…

Jeremy Dummer

Jeremy Dummer is a Technical Advisor and has been with Weyerhaeuser for 17 years. Jeremy consults with building…

Engineered Wood

How to Boost Framing Efficiencies, Reduce Callbacks With Laminated Strand Lumber

Laminated strand lumber (LSL) is more than just engineered wood; it’s a veritable jack-of-all-trades suitable for a diverse range of framing applications

Construction Quality

9 Steps to Prevent Floor Squeaks

A beautiful, high-performance floor starts with what you can’t see—a stable floor frame and subfloor underneath. Simple installation mistakes can…

Construction Quality

3 Common Field Mistakes to Avoid


Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks…

Open Space, Custom Touches Highlight Hayward & Co.’s Hemlock Brook House


Mike and Julie Hayward specialize in custom-designed log and timber homes, so the decision to build Hemlock Brook, a four-bedroom spec…

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