Questions about: lumber

I'm planning a build of a back yard jungle gym/mini ninja warrior obstacle course and I'm in a bit of a pickle. On the one hand, I don't mind spending more for cedar and I prefer the look, however, the availability of dimensional cedar is quite limit
If you pair the beams up, you should glue them with construction adhesive. Just nailing or screwing them together won't really distribute the load across both beams. Although; you're probably not planning on hanging or resting anything on just one be
Joists are the repeated structural members that are used to build a deck frame. The minimum size joist to be used in deck construction is not a stand-alone consideration, and is related to the number of footings and beams that will be installed. In g
This question comes up all the time everyone has a different answer for how long you should wait before staining the PT wood. As a painter I say do this: 1) stain as soon as you feel that the wood is dry. It may already be dry but if it feels damp wa
I don't know of a way to test wood for these substances. I would try searching thru science experiments onlinethat deal with litmus tests and testing for metal content. I really doubt you have anything to worry about
[PB] Lumberator - Timber Farming ProfileI made this profile knowing it was flawed and i didn't have the knowledge to fix all the issues myself until there was a better alternative. Scarecrow2 has been working on a plugin for Timber you can find it he
If you look closely at the boards on the inside, you will see they are overlapping, the top edge being behind the bottom edge of the board above (behind when viewed from the outside). This is standard clapboard type construction (although many modern
I described my problem in this question here How to fix deck board at edge not lined up with beam? This is the outcome of that project. There ended up a bit of gap in some area like 1/8" - 3/16". It's the one on the left here: The reason is that when
I would like to build the A-frame swing structure. One end of the beam attaches to the playhouse. The other end is the A-frame and I plan to use 4x8x12 treated lumber as the beam since I already bought one extra from previous project
We used the three-swing Pathfinder hardware package and wave slide from Backyard City (backyardcity. com; about $600), which had everything we needed for two swings, a trapeze bar, a sandbox, a 10-foot wave slide, and a ladder up to a canopy fort. Th