1. Introduction: Wood Properties, Species, and Grades

  1. Abi Aghayere and
  2. Jason Vigil

Published Online: 25 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470259795.ch1

Structural Wood Design: A Practice-Oriented Approach Using the ASD Method

Structural Wood Design: A Practice-Oriented Approach Using the ASD Method

How to Cite

Aghayere, A. and Vigil, J. (2007) Introduction: Wood Properties, Species, and Grades, in Structural Wood Design: A Practice-Oriented Approach Using the ASD Method, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470259795.ch1

Author Information

  1. Rochester, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470056783

Online ISBN: 9780470259795

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Keywords:

  • timber / structural wood design;
  • platform construction / balloon-type construction;
  • sloped sawn-dimension lumber roof beams;
  • header and trimmer joists;
  • stair stringer and floor loads

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Typical Structural Components of Wood Buildings

  • Typical Structural Systems in Wood Buildings

  • Wood Structural Properties

  • Factors Affecting Wood Strength

  • Lumber Grading

  • Shrinkage of Wood

  • Density of Wood

  • Units of Measurement

  • Building Codes

  • References

  • Problems