What’s In a Board Foot?
Western pallet manufacturers buy low-grade surfaced softwood and either cut it to length or resaw it and cut it to length. Footage differences can ... much of a profit. All lumber material items must be covered either by using a higher price per board foot ...
Suspension Science: How Do Bridge Designs Compare?
Building a Better Bridge: Learn how engineers make bridges of different strengths using simple cables. And get ready to count your pennies as you test how much weight your bridge can hold ... as a wood plank put down to cross a stream. Suspension bridges ...
DIY project: How to make a fireplace wood bin for inside
Why not build a DIY fireplace firewood bin to go inside the household? You can make ... determine how much of each you will need. Bring a sketch with you. Note: You need to measure your split wood first, they will probably be about 3-4 feet long, more ...
How to Build a Racing Toboggan
The slower, more lightweight, safer and more traditional toboggan is made of sturdy wood. The U.S. National Toboggan Championships have a website for construction tips for smaller and larger toboggans that can hold from ... upon how much weight the sled ...
How to Reinforce 2x6 Ceiling Joists to Handle Heavy Loads
The recently completed 16- by 24-foot building has 2x4 walls and a roof with a 2x10 ridge and 2x6 rafters. It was only after the building was up did Leom realize he hadn't figured in the added weight of the lumber on the ceiling ... much bearing as you can.