Wood Products

Weyerhaeuser Distribution Expands AZEK® and TimberTech® Portfolio Offerings to Three Additional Markets

Weyerhaeuser Distribution will extend its footprint of AZEK Building Products to Atlanta, Jacksonville, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. ... Read More
September 14, 2022

How to Easily Calculate Allowable Deflection

Calculating how much a member will deflect and if that member meets the code minimums is a complicated engineering process. ForteWEB(R), our member sizing software solution, can help simplify this process without the use of beam deflection formulas. But first, what is deflection? ... Read More
September 1, 2022

At 40, Our First OSB Mill Inspires a New Generation

In the summer of 1982, a sheathing material called oriented strand board had homebuilding buzzing. It was less expensive than plywood but had comparable strength, better “nail bite,” and reduced delamination and edge-swell issues. ... Read More
August 17, 2022

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

When it comes to beams and columns, multi-ply solutions are what you may be used to. They are fast, predictable, you are familiar with the materials such as solid lumber or LVL, and you know how to fasten them together. But multi-ply comes with time consuming efforts such as required engineering fastening review and top edge bracing for lateral stability. And don’t forget that they are usually for dry use only which limits their use. Is there a better way? ... Read More
July 8, 2022

Tips for Selling Decking

Best practices and strategies for dealers selling composite decking. ... Read More
July 6, 2022