In order to provide the most up to date information, we have included links to some of the more applicable websites to our industry.
For information on Glulam specifications, appearance applications and structural grades go to www.apawood.org publications.
For information on lumber grading rules for softwoods, go to www.wclib.org publications.
For information on lumber grading rules for hardwoods, go to www.ahec.org (American Hardwood Lumber Grades)
For information on fastenings, bolt strength and nut compatibility, go to www.portlandbolt.com technical information.
For additional publications on using wood in construction, go to www.awc.org (American Wood Council).
We also recommend the following book and publications:
The Encyclopedia of Wood, by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Understanding Wood, by R. Bruce Hoadley
Wood Design Focus, A Journal of Contemporary Wood Engineering, published by Forest Products Society, Madison WI
Wood Design & Build, published by Dovetail Communications, Inc, ON Canada