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  1. Framing
    I have an old house on pier and beam. the piers are in good condition, so are the beams. However, the floor joists are only single 2x6 boards, 10 feet long, spaced 16” apart. The piers are spaced 5 feet apart. Since the floor joists are only 2x6s, I would like to double them up. My plan is to...
  2. Carpentry
    I'm reading "Black + Decker Complete Guide to Sheds" 2017. Page 133. Salt Box Storage Shed. The foundation is exactly 8' wide and around 12’ long. Seven 4x4x8 pressure-treated joists, spaced at 24" and attached to two 2x4x12 pressure-treated rim joists. All joists lie directly on top of gravel...
  3. Framing
    (I wrote this a few years ago for Nation's Building News OnLine. It goes very well with the current thread on TJIs) Not long ago I got the call every engineer dreads. It was from a past client regarding something I’d engineered. In the world of structural engineering, this can be very serious...
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