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WOOD BEAM SIZINGTM


Wood Beam Sizing BASIC 2013, our introduction to structures, is now available online. Quickly get a feel for load paths, deflection, shear and stress.

Immediately find out what works and what doesn't.

The BASIC modules have been completely revised and will run with most any personal computer or tablet.

The BASIC version of the Wood Beam Sizing calculator and the detailed instruction manuals are FREE.

Click here to start using Wood Beam Sizing online.

Download the Wood Beam Sizing 2013 manual (pdf) for step by step examples.


The BASIC version includes calculation of snow, live and dead loads for headers and girders, rafters and joists, for light wood construction.

If you aren't comfortable yet with determining the load path, select the beam location and building width and the LOAD module will do the calculations.

Information included at the LOAD module.

At the BEAM module, select beam span and size, and Wood Beam Sizing does the rest.

Information included at the BEAM module.

  • Beam size, nominal and actual sizes
  • Beam span to the nearest inch
  • Actual deflection, plus live and total load deflections
  • Fiber stress and shear stress
  • Beam weight
  • Board feet of lumber required
  • Number of jack studs for bearing

There's much more.

Download the Wood Beam Sizing 2013 manual (pdf) for step by step examples.

The BASIC version and instruction manuals are FREE.

Click here to start using Wood Beam Sizing now.


We are busy working on the revised Professional version 2014 which will be available by yearly subscription. Please check back here for updates.

If you would like to be notified when the Professional version is ready, please email us.

 


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