From: Charles Espenlaub <Cespenlaub(--nospam--at)martinaia.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 14:10:07 -0500
TrusJoist has a catalog specifically for TimberStrand LSL wall studs. They
also use the LSL's as top and bottom plates. Contact them for a copy of the
literature (1-800-628-3997). They can also answer any specific questions
Charles F. Espenlaub, III, P.E.
From: Emery Ojala [mailto:EmeryO(--nospam--at)ckcps.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 1:53 PM
Subject: Wood Frame Shrinkage - LSL
Does anyone have experience in using engineered wood products such as LSL in
a plate application. We are considering this for the top and bottom wall
plates in a 5 story wood building in which we wish to limit total
shrinkage/settlement due to an adjacent steel framed component. The rim
boards and blocking are also LSL. The material is advertised as being very
dimensionally stable, but I have not seen it used it for wall plates before.
Emery Ojala, S.E.