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If you want to learn to grade dimension lumber, or if you just want to become more knowledgeable of the grading rules, the defects and characteristics of lumber, the terminology and theory of dimension lumber grading then this course is for you.
In our previous BLOG, Shakes Checks and Splits in Dimension Lumber, we discussed the differences between these three types of defects or characteristics found in dimension lumber. All three are commonly thought of as different types of “cracks” or, “splits” in the wood. Each will have different limits in various grades depending on their effect on Continue reading..
Recently, we shared a blog discussing the various types of lumber strength properties. These are important for engineers to use to design structure with wood. But where do the lumber design values come from? The process of determining lumber design values has evolved over the years. Originally, people building structures from wood used a trial Continue reading..
Wood has different strength properties when loaded in different manners. In fact, there are six main design values that are published for lumber and timbers in order for engineers to appropriately design a structure. Bending: Two values are published for bending properties. The fiber stress in bending, Fb, is related to the breaking strength of Continue reading..