The nice thing about a stiff beam is that it won’t sag much. The not-so-nice thing is that it won’t `give’. In new construction, wood framing more or less starts from the ground up; wood members are placed on top …

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V (pronounced `Veeee’, in wood engineering, in any particular usage, generally stands for one of two things. As pertaining to loads and forces in (inside of) wood structural members themselves, V stands for `Shear’, in particular `horizontal shear’, and specifically …

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Okay, let’s say I’m gonna build a `shop’ near, say, Moscow (Latah County), Idaho, Zip 83843. The big worries there are snow, in winter, and wind, any time of year. For wind, let’s go to https://hazards.atcouncil.org, … `Wind’, and then …

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Differential Deflections … and the Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector Screw (c) Jeff R. Filler, May 2022, Pell City, AL I haven’t tried one out yet … the Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector Screw … but the idea is fascinating …

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E min (c) Jeff R. Filler, Pell City, Alabama, 2022 But First, E apparent and E true `E min’ is calculated wood property used in the design of structural wood members (beams, columns, etc.). It is a derived property, derived …

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E (Eeee!) (Steel for now; wood later) E stands for Modulus of Elasticity, or Elastic Modulus, also Young’s Modulus. It is also abbreviated MOE (`Em – Oh – Ee’). By definition it is the amount of stress (tensile or compression) …

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