Category Archives: Wood

Preliminary Results from Douglas Fir-Larch Strength Testing Reveals…..

Posted by in Wood | September 10, 2012

The Western Wood Products Association announced on August 30, 2012 that they have completed testing of Douglas Fir-Larch lumber in cooperation with other Western lumber agencies.  The preliminary analysis of the data from the destructive testing of 360 pieces in bending… Read More

They Don’t make ‘Em Like They Used To – Update #3 (August 21, 2012)

Posted by in Wood | August 27, 2012

We have been posting on the changes in the design values for Southern Yellow Pine.  You might recall that recent test results for the strength values of 2×4 lumber showed that the strength values for Southern Pine are about 33% lower… Read More

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To – Update #2 (May 1, 2012)

Posted by in Wood | May 01, 2012

We have been reporting on the changes in the design values for Southern Yellow Pine.  It appears that we now have a schedule for the resolution of this matter.  Here is the latest update. According to a report from the Structural… Read More

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To – Update #1

Posted by in Wood | April 09, 2012

An Update on Southern Pine Design Values A statement released on April 2, 2012 states that the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review  has approved changes to the design values for  2″- 4″ thick, 2″- 4″ wide, Southern Pine… Read More

They Don’t Make’em Like They Used To

Posted by in Wood | February 03, 2012

Who hasn’t heard or often said in frustration, “They don’t make’em like they used to.” Well, that is literally true with Southern Pine lumber.  In July 2011, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB), an agency that sets standards for the… Read More