Monday, July 31, 2017

Interesting Fact About the Houses We Build

The typical 2,400 square foot, single-family home requires about 16,000 board feet of framing lumber and over 14,000 square feet of other wood products including plywood, oriented strand board, glulam beams, wood I-joists, laminated veneer lumber, hardboard, particleboard and medium-density fiberboard (MDF).

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A board foot is a standard measure of the usable wood in a tree. You can picture aboard foot as a piece of lumber one-inch thick, one foot wide, and one foot long (1" x 12" x 12").

This is the lumber needed for a site built home. As we all know, a modular home requires about 10-20% more framing lumber.

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