Find sturdy options for residential and commercial construction, carpentry, packaging, and other construction using wood beams from Rona. Kiln drying processes ensure the wood is even and robust, with no staining or drying stresses. The wood is resistant to bugs, pests, and insects, and it’s suitable for several indoor and outdoor uses. Some options are specially treated and have a high resistance to fire. Build decks, joists, and other new structures or repair and renovate old ones. The lumber has high tensile strength, so the beams keep their shape and do not warp easily. They maintain their aesthetic appeal and are long lasting. The robust lumber has a low thermal conductivity to maintain structural strength across the seasons.
Find framing beams that come in various lengths, widths, and thicknesses for many applications. Light framing lumber ranges from 2 to 4 inches in thickness and width for light projects that can bear small loads. Wider and thicker options are ideal for heavy-duty uses, such as structural joists, planks, stringers, and posts. Heavy timber refers to any lumber over 4.5 inches thick; these can facilitate long spans. Several options have few small, tight knots, and offer exemplary structural strength. There are different grades of lumber that include grade 1 lumber, which has the highest strength, and best appearance. Stud grade lumber is suitable for applications that bear high loads like walls and decks.
Projects can run faster with building beams that are dressed on all four sides and come ready to use. They’re easy to install and suitable for a variety of applications, including appearance framing, panelling, and siding. Options with smooth textures, minimal knots, and which are clear of blemishes help create neat, natural looks. Colours to choose from include pale white pine hue and red and black spruce. There are several products that have certification from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) because they come from sustainable forests.