structural lumber

structural lumber

Lumber consisting of the following classifications:
1.Beams and stringers : Lumber of rectangular cross section, 5 in. or more thick and 8 in. or more wide; graded with respect to its strength in bending when loaded on the narrow face.
2.Joists and planks : Lumber of rectangular cross section, 2 in. to (but not including) 5 in. thick, and 4 in. or more wide; graded with respect to its strength in bending when loaded either on the narrow face as a joist or on the wide face as a plank.
3.Posts and timbers: Lumber of square or approximately square cross section 5 in. by 5 in. and larger; graded primarily for use as posts or columns carrying longitudinal load but adapted for miscellaneous uses in which strength in bending is not especially important.
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The most important is the fact that the presence of knots and the related disturbed grain is just one of many criteria used to grade structural lumber. Other characteristics evaluated include slope of grain away from the knot vicinity, presence of wane, shape distortions (particularly crooked pieces), and cutting marks.
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