I joists are "out there"? I guess if you mean it like lite beer is "out there" you're right. But I hope you're not saying that engineered lumber products are "newer" as in just introduced a couple of years ago. I- joists were introduced the same year that Woodstock (the original) went down and, around here at least, they're anything but the exception in new home construction. LAM beams are more and more popular and OSB seems to be as prevalent as plywwod. I'm waiting for the day that steel and engineered plastics begin to make real in roads in residential construction. Wood is an ancient technology that easily succumbs to the effects of moisture and the pests that seek it out.2b2s said:I see a lot of people talking down the newer building products, personally I like the new products out there. I stopped using 2X* joist because there is a better product called I-joist out there.
If OSB and plywood were the same price, OSB would still be my choice.Tom R said:Many years and a few dollar signs, - - , - - OSB is for chicken coops, - - cheap ones, that is. Let's face it, - - if OSB and plywood were the same price, - - OSB would never leave the shelf. Keep talkin', - - maybe you'll 'convince' yourself.