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

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Gary:

The NDS Supplement has some data.  It has stress values for "common"
hardwoods such as Oak, Maple, Birch, etc.  If you want data for more
"exotic" hardwood species, then the NDS will not have that.

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, Gary Hodgson & Associates wrote:

> 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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