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Once again,


Bill beat me to it!



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From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:35 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Lumber Lengths


Gerard -


I don't know the answer to your question (I suggest you call a local lumber yard), but regarding the gabled end walls, have you considered 1-3/4" TimberStrand LSLs? They would satisfy the length problem thereby eliminating the labor to splice sawn studs and would be much straighter than sawn studs. 




T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers
V (949) 248-8588 F(949) 209-2509

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerard Madden, SE [mailto:gmadden(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:01 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Lumber Lengths

Quick question since I can’t remember the answer:


What is the longest length that is readily available for 2x6 & 2x10 DF studs stocked at lumber yards in California? I seem to recall 24-26 feet, but not sure.


I’m designing a barn with 20 foot studs on the long ends and 35 feet at the gabled ends (those I’ll have to strongback and splice)….