STP166

    Glued and Nailed Roof Trusses for House Construction

    Published: Jan 1955


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    Abstract

    To simplify house construction and thereby to save on costs, the use of light-weight roof trusses is becoming a more standard practice. By using lightweight trusses, the exterior walls and roof can be erected without the placement of any interior partitions. Thus, the interior becomes one big workshop. The entire ceiling and walls can be finished as one unit without interruption of partitions. If dry-wall construction is used, it means that sheets as large as 4 by 12 ft can be placed without any cutting. Similarly, the finish floor can be laid over the entire area without the cutting and fitting necessary when partitions are in place.


    Author Information:

    Luxford, RF
    Engineer, Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wis.

    Heyer, OC
    Engineer, Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wis.


    Paper ID: STP39269S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.13

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39269S


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