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Reclaimed wood can come from a variety of sources, including deconstructed buildings, shipping and boatyards, schools, old barns and salvage yards. Reclaimed wood can be used in a variety of projects, from flooring to ma... More »

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Engineered floor trusses are structural components that engineers use to support floors in multi-level buildings when standard lumber is either undesirable or unfeasible. Engineered floor trusses usually span longer dist... More »

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The Menards online product catalog offers building materials for most home construction projects, including lumber, post frame materials, roofing materials, acrylic and glass sheeting, and fencing materials, as well as c... More »

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As of 2015, factors that affect construction lumber prices include the number of homes under construction at any given time, environmental concerns, foreign exports and overall domestic needs. Due to overall economic and... More »

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Factors that can influence the price of lumber including the amount of new homes currently under construction, the use of pesticides, lost lumber due to lack of pesticides, and competition within the logging community. E... More »

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A laminated veneer lumber beam is a beam constructed by gluing thin layers of wood together, similar to plywood. Unlike plywood, however, laminated veneer lumber beams are designed to bear heavy loads. More »

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Osage orange lumber is made from the wood of the Maclura pomifera tree. The wood's color ranges from golden to bright yellow and ages to a dark medium brown. It has a straight grain with fine-to-medium texture with a hig... More »

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