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Re: WOOD: Availability of No.1 and Select Structural Grades

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Scott & List
Do you know a source of engineering data on hard woods?
I have 1 photocopy from an unknown source.
TIA
Gary Hodgson

On 11 Nov 2004 at 14:19, Scott Maxwell wrote:

> Bill:
> 
> This will likely not help too much, but here it is any way.
> 
> I am working for a timber framing now.  We consistantly deal in timber
> size members (i.e. 5" or larger").  Getting No.1 or Select Structural
> is not a problem...just cost more and can be a longer lead time
> potentially, especially Select Structural and if of a larger cross
> section (we deal with typically 7x9 up to about 11x13 with little
> problem beyond that gets tougher).  We deal primarily with White Oak,
> Red Oak, and DougFir.
> 
> Of course all of this does not really apply much to dimensional lumber
> (2x material).
> 
> BTW, I have a friend asking about 2x material from his suppliers for
> me. He works for a major (commercial level) GC in the Houston area.  I
> will let you know what if anything he can find out.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Scott
> Adrian, MI
> 
> 
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Bill Polhemus wrote:
> 
> > David Maynard wrote:
> >
> > >It may also be worth
> > >your time to consult with your client as to how this contractor is
> > >acting, especially concerning a screw up on his part.  Best of
> > >luck.
> > >
> > >
> > This is actually a great idea. So much of what I'd like to do is on
> > the "back burner" for when I run out of "real work" to do (i.e.
> > "never" if I can help it).
> >
> > I have just hired a part-time "co-op" student (I think now they call
> > them "interns" which is kinda confusing in the engineer biz, where
> > "intern" has a connotation related to the "FE" test), and one thing
> > I've told her is that I will ALWAYS give her a certain minimum
> > number of hours each week. My idea is that I will have her do a lot
> > of these "Quadrant Four" (c.f. Stephen Covey) activities that I just
> > haven't got time for, like writing Mathcad sheets for repetitive
> > design functions and doing research like this.
> >
> > My problem is that I have no contacts in the lumber industry (I'm
> > not counting the guy at Home Depot), and so she'll have to look up
> > some names and build a contact list.
> >
> > If anyone "out there" (particularly you guys with AWC, etc.) have a
> > list of Houston-area contacts available, feel free to shoot it my
> > way.
> >
> > Thanks again, guys. Someday, all of this will be in the hands of
> > some lawyer who will doubtless use it against me in a court of law,
> > but for now, it's all good.
> >
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