Girder – A large or principal beam of wood or steel used to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length. Wood girders are often made up of several smaller elements, such as strips of ply-wood, OSB or a flitch plate sandwiched between two or more framing members that are nailed or bolted together.

In deck construction a girder, sometimes referred to as a drop girder, may rest upon masonry piers or be bolted to or rest upon treated wood support posts.

attaching rafters to a girder

Attaching rafters to a girder

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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years he has owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 30 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.
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