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Old 08-09-2019, 08:33 PM   #41
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Haven't done one in years. but they're still listed in the 2016 CRC.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:59 PM   #42
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There's a few old buildings around here, where the walls are built out of all redwood 2x4's.







Laid flat. Stacked up 8 feet high. Solid wall of wood.









I kid you not.
I know if one house around here that is stacked 2x3 Doug fir.

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We'd cut all the window and door packages as well at times. All the framers had to do was nail. Very little cutting for them. Last thing you want is a bunch of yahoo's thinking. Our motto as layout guys was "assume ALL the framers we're complete idiots". Hell we did everything but draw them a little picture.


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Old 08-10-2019, 12:15 AM   #44
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There's a few old buildings around here, where the walls are built out of all redwood 2x4's.



Laid flat. Stacked up 8 feet high. Solid wall of wood.




I kid you not.
i've seen several of those on the coast.

2x4 redwood "mill culls".

guys who worked in the redwood mills got the wood for free or pennies.

stacked solid, they would use a chain saw to cut window & door openings.
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Yup, and for awhile (long ago), redwood 2X4s were cheaper than spf studs.

Lucky bastids.....
There's thousands of houses in San Diego built before WWII that are all redwood. It used to be the cheapest wood, was barged down, might have been rafted together but not sure on that.

Prime old growth redwood, poor old trees, so red, not a knot in the whole building and also not a termite as long as they weren't in the ground. If they were they'd have damage but it would stop once it got up in the air.
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There's a few old buildings around here, where the walls are built out of all redwood 2x4's.



Laid flat. Stacked up 8 feet high. Solid wall of wood.




I kid you not.
I have worked on a couple out here that were the super high end stuff in the 50s that were built out of T&G 1" redwood. All the standard homes were built out of " T&G redwood

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