One Example of Design Values




These specified strengths and modulus of elasticity are based on extensive testing performed by the lumber industries in Canada and in the United States.  Their joint comprehensive program involved testing thousands of pieces of dimension lumber to destruction to determine their in-service characteristics.

The values given above apply to lumber that is graded in accordance with NLGA Standard Grading Rules for Canadian Lumber.  Lumber should be identified by a grade stamp applied under the supervision of a grading agency accredited by the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board, in accordance with the provisions of the CSA Standard CAN/CSA-0141.
The values shown are intended to be used by qualified designers, in conjunction with the appropriate adjustment factors found in the CSA 086 Standard.  Design tables, examples and background information can be found in the Canadian Wood Council's Wood Design Manual which includes a copy of CSA 086 supplemented with commentary material.

Please refer to  the CWC website for more information: www.cwc.ca