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  1. Wood Studs

  2. Wood Strips

  3. Plywood

  4. Board

  5. Roof Decking

  6. Wood Joists


1. Wood Studs

A vertical repetitive framing member in a building's wall of smaller cross section than a post made up of wood is known as a wood stud. It is a fundamental element in frame building.

  • Used as a structure for wall framing typically.

  • Made up of standard and better lumber

  • Size available: 2" x 4" and 2 x 6"

  • OC available: 16"

  • Height available: 10'

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2. Wood Strips

Long, slender strips that’s constructed from wood. They can be placed both horizontally or vertically. They are often used to create a level, solid frame that allows the carpenters to effectively attach wood, paneling, or plaster to a wall or a ceiling. Second, furring strips are used to create air space between the plaster and the wall itself.

  • Used as a structural element.

  • Size available: 1" x 2"

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3. Plywood

Plywood is a material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another. It is an engineered wood from the family of manufactured boards which include medium-density fibreboard (MDF), oriented strand board (OSB) and particle board (chipboard) that are included in the category "Board" below.

  • Used as the sheathing for walls, floors, roof.

  • Types available: CDX and underlayment grade

  • Thickness available:

    • CDX (5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4")

    • Underlayment (1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4")

C in CDX means one side of the plywood is of grade C, and the other is of grade D. X refers to the type of glue used in the factory to bond the plywood veneers. CDX plywood is the lowest class of plywood and people frequently utilize it in the construction industry. Read more about it here.

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4. Board

Wood is the most common material for sheathing and comes in different types of boards. Wood sheathing is used for exterior walls, floors, and roofs. Some of the boards mentioned below might be a type of another or synonymous with minor differences, but they are provided just for user flexibility.

5 Types of boards available:

a) Generic board sheathing

  • Dimensions available: 1" x 6", 1" x 8" (laid horizontal), 1" x 6", 2" x 6" (T & G)

b) Oriented strand board (OSB) is made from wood chips glued together. OSB is lightweight, flexible, and inexpensive, but tends to swell when wet, which can damage the framing. Generally, OSB is more susceptible to moisture than plywood.

  • Thickness available: 7/16", 1/2", 5/8"

  • Pneumatic nailed

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c) Particle board

Particle board, also known as chipboard, is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips or jute-stick chips and a synthetic resin or other suitable binders, which is pressed and extruded.

  • Thickness available:

    • pneumatic nailed

      • 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" ()

    • Recycled straw/wheat (IP)

      • 4' x 8' x 1/4"

      • 4' x 8' x 3/8"

      • 4' x 8' x 1/2"

      • 4' x 8' x 5/8"

      • 4' x 8' x 3/4"

      • 4' x 8' x 1'

      • 4' x 8' x 1 - 1/4"

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d) Fiber board

Fiberboard (or fibreboard) is a type of engineered wood product that is made out of wood fibers. Types of fiberboard (in order of increasing density) include particle board or low-density fiberboard (LDF), medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and hardboard (high-density fiberboard, HDF).

  • Generic wood fiber

  • Thickness available: 1/2", 5/8"

e) Hardboard

Hardboard, also called high-density fiberboard (HDF), is a type of fiberboard, which is an engineered wood product. It is used in furniture and in the construction industry. Hardboard is similar to particle-board and medium-density fiber-board, but is denser, harder, and much stronger.

  • Type available: Underlayment grade

  • Thickness: 1/4"

  • Dimensions: 4' x 4'

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5. Roof Decking (Wood)

Roof Decking (or roof sheathing) is the wooden boards that make up the framing of your roof. These boards are what your shingles and other roofing components are installed on.

  • Used as the groundwork for the entire roof system.

  • Thickness available - 3", 4", 6"

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6. Wood Joists

Wood joists are horizontal wooden structural elements transferring load from flooring to beams, typically running perpendicular to beams.

  • Used to provide support and stiffness.


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