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The Best Wood to Use for Building

May 6, 2020 5:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Wood frame construction for housing and other types of buildings remains common throughout the United States. Framing lumber is used for framing out walls, floor joists, roof trusses and headers. In general, framing lumber will be SPF (spruce/pine/fir) softwood, and here in Utah, you’ll have several choices of the best wood for building in that category: Heavy timber: This is any dimensional lumber larger than 4.5”, most commonly used for posts or beams, or in construction of timber frame homes. The larger dimensions of the wood allow it to support much heavier loads and spread out over longer spans. The... View Article