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Glulams in Timber Framing

Glue-laminated timber (glulam) is a structural engineered wood element commonly used for beams and columns in residential and commercial applications. Glulam is a highly visible form of mass timber in contemporary projects, with long spans framing signature designs that have […]

Tidbits – Checks In Timber Frames

Wood scientist Ron Anthony and engineer Jim DeStefano collaborated to write a bulletin on “seasoning checks,” which are separations of the wood along the grain that occur as the wood dries. Although they may look dramatic, in some cases as a single, wide, and deep separation, seasoning checks are not defects; in fact, it’s rare to find a timber that does not have checks!

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Tidbits – Capacity of Pegged Connections

If you are utilizing wooden pegs in your timber frame structure, we recommend close reading of Capacity of Pegged Connections, by Joe Miller, Ph.D. and P.E. Dr. Miller has devoted substantial study to the capacity of wood pegs as they … Tidbits – Capacity of Pegged Connections Read More »

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