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Estimate Florida Consulting provides lumber cost estimating for small and big construction projects. We have worked for residential and commercial lumber estimating. Our professional lumber estimator work to provide a highly accurate lumber estimate report to win more projects. 

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Wood is a versatile organic material, and the only renewable construction material. Wooden structures have certain properties that make them durable and strong. With an adequate fire retardant treatment, wood can be a reliable construction material with a long service life.
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The Best Lumber for Framing, Consider Treated or Manufactured WoodRedwood or cedar hold up to the elements, but a less expensive option might be to go with pressure-treated wood that is resistant to water, insects, and rot. This is easier to maintain, too, and can extend the longevity of your structure.

 

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Hardwoods are commonly used in the construction of walls, ceilings and floors, while softwoods are often used to make doors, furniture and window frames. Some examples of the most popular hardwoods include oak, maple, mahogany, cherry, walnut, and teak.

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A typical 2,000 square-foot-home uses nearly 16,000 board feet of lumber and 6,000 square feet of structural panels, such as plywood. At $480 per 1,300 board feet, the lumber package for a 2,000-square-foot-home costs nearly $12,000.

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 We are the culmination of many years of experience in the construction estimation industry while featuring expertise in thorough and precise estimates and material takeoffs for all CSI divisions for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, and civil projects.

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Framing lumber choices for building homes

Framing lumber, also known as structural wood, is the grade of wood used for house framing (studs, Larsen Trusses for Double-Stud walls, headers, roof trusses and floor joists, etc. as well as in timber frame construction). Its technical characteristics make it perfectly suitable when large spans are necessary. The list below outlines the different types of wood used as framing lumber most commonly used for house construction and increasingly in timber frames for multi-family low to mid-rise construction throughout the US and Canada.

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  • Light structural lumber

    Light structural lumber is mainly used in the residential construction of single family homes. This timber is milled from softwood trees (spruce, fir and pine) that are sawn and machine-planed to standard dimensions (2x4", 2x6", 2x8", etc.). Wood as a framing material is advantageous in that it doesn't undergo much transformation during processing, it has a low embodied energy, it's a renewable resource and it stores carbon.

  • Heavy timber

    Heavy timber refers to any dimensional lumber over 4.5" and is often used for post-and-beam construction or timber frame homes. Large dimensions of wood can support heavy loads and facilitate long spans, in addition to being surprisingly fire resistant.

  • Finger-jointed lumber

    Finger-jointed lumber (also known as end-jointed and end-glued) is manufactured using short, dry pieces of wood that have been machined on each end and joined using a water repellent structural adhesive. This technique is ecologically beneficial, as it makes use of short pieces of wood to create a finished product that is larger, more stable and easier to align, and is often combined with Glulam and CLT type products to make substantial timber structural elements for "Plyscrapers" etc - (see below).

The Effect of Lumber Prices on the Cost of Housing

Lumber prices have increased dramatically this decade, making new homes less affordable. Prices averaged $200 per 1,000 board feet during the 1980’s; for the 1990’s prices have averaged over $300. The increases have been caused primarily by environmental restrictions on timber harvesting in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. The cost of lumber and wood products accounts for one-third of the costs of materials used to build a home. A typical 2,000 square-foot-home uses nearly 16,000 board feet of lumber and 6,000 square feet of structural panels, such as plywood. At $400 per 1,000 board feet, the lumber package for a 2,000-square-foot-home costs nearly $10,000.

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Process To Get Lumber Estimate Report

Here I am going to share some steps to get your lumber estimate report.

  • You need to send your plan to us.

    You can send us your plan on info@estimatorflorida.com

  • You receive a quote for your project.

    Before starting your project, we send you a quote for your service. That quote will have detailed information about your project. Here you will get information about the size, difficulty, complexity and bid date when determining pricing.

  • Get Estimate Report

    We do lumber estimating and prepare a detailed report for your project. At last you finalize the report and finish the project.

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