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Technical Data for LVL Headers, Beams, Columns and Rim Board
LVL USER’S GUIDE Applications for Residential Floor and Roof Systems

U N I T E D S T A T E S V E R S I O N

QUALITY PRODUCTS – COMMITTED SERVICE


O U R H I S T O RY
In 1955 three Ketcham brother’s, Henry Jr., William, and Samuel, started acquisition of a sawmill, MDF plant, and pulp mill in 1995 and a ply-

West Fraser by acquiring a small lumber planing mill in Quesnel, BC. wood mill, stud mill and veneer mill in 1999. In 2000, West Fraser

Throughout the years, they continued to make various sawmill acquisi- entered the United States by acquiring two sawmills in the south. Its

tions in the interior of British Columbia, which included the associated largest acquisition by far happened in 2005 with the purchase of

timber rights. In 1979, West Fraser entered the pulp industry, construct- Weldwood of Canada, making it the third largest lumber producer in

ing a joint venture mill in Quesnel. West Fraser’s expansion continued North America. With this purchase, West Fraser entered the ever growing

into Alberta in 1989 when they entered into a joint venture newsprint industry of engineered wood by acquiring the world’s first continuous

mill in Whitecourt. West Fraser’s growth continued in Alberta with the laminated veneer lumber press.

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP


West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is committed to responsible stewardship of • Preventing pollution and continuing to improve our environmental

the environment. A philosophy of continual improvement of our forest performance by setting and reviewing environmental objectives

practices and manufacturing procedures has been adopted to optimize and targets.

the use of resources and minimize or eliminate the impact of our • Conducting periodic environmental audits.
operations on the environment.
• Providing training for employees and contractors to ensure

West Fraser recognizes that environmental excellence is an integral environmentally responsible work practices.

aspect of long-term business success. Our Company and its employees • Communicating our environmental performance to employees,
are committed to the following: customers, shareholders, local communities and other stakeholders.

• Complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and • Reviewing, on a regular basis, this policy to ensure that it reflects the

with other requirements to which the organization subscribes. Company’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship.

OUR VISION
West Fraser’s vision is to be the leading forest products company in Canada. Our goals are simple - leadership in profits, responsibility in

communities, excellence in people, strength in products.

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A WORD ABOUT TABLE OF CONTENTS


LV L G R A D E S Product Line 4

Storage, Handling and Installation 4

D I D Y O U K N O W T H A T. . . . .
3100F b 2.0E WEST FRASER ™ LVL 5
If you are using 2.0E beams & headers exclusively in residential wood Design Properties 6

construction, you are leaving money on the table approximately 85% of the time. Allowable Uniform Loads 7 - 9

Beam Design Charts 10 - 14


When sizing beams & headers, you
Multiple Member Connections 15
need to have sufficient moment

capacity (Fb), sufficient shear capacity


3000F b 1.8E WEST FRASER ™ LVL 17
(Fv), sufficient stiffness (EI) to satisfy Design Properties 18

the live & total load deflection Allowable Uniform Loads 19 - 21

criteria and you need to have Beam Design Charts 22 - 26

Multiple Member Connections 27


adequate bearing sizes (Fc').

The industry markets LVL beams & headers based on the MOE value (modulus of
2750F b 1.7E WEST FRASER ™ LVL 29
elasticity = E) which along with the size of the beam (moment of inertia = I) Design Properties 30

determines the stiffness (EI) of the beam. The stiffness of a beam determines how Allowable Uniform Loads 31 - 33

much deflection a beam will experience under a given load. Deflection is a Beam Design Charts 34 - 38

Columns 39
performance criteria established by building codes (L/360). Stiffness is not the

same as strength!
1700F b 1.3E WEST FRASER ™ LVL 41
Not all applications are controlled by Design Properties 42

stiffness, many are controlled by strength Allowable Uniform Loads 43

(Fb and Fv). In some applications, a 1.9E Multiple Member Connections 44

1.3E LVL When Used As Rim Board 44


or 2.0E beam cannot be used as a

substitute for a 1.8E beam that has


MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS, SOFTWARE AND
superior strength properties (Fb and Fv). WARRANTY INFORMATION 45
Bearing Details 46
A beam 16’ long, carrying 300 PLF, with 1.9E material will deflect 0.0344 inches
Allowable Holes 46
less (¹⁄₃₂”) under total load compared to the same beam with 1.8E material. Not
Minimum Nail Spacing 47
much, especially when you consider the premium you pay for high MOE products. Our Weather Resistant Coating 47

Our Software 47

Warranty Information BK CVR


PRODUCT LINE

With the use of ultrasonic grading technology, West Fraser wisely utilizes the inherent attributes of its wood resources to manufacture products that
effectively satisfy the needs of the market while at the same time, contribute to a greener, more sustainable environment. In addition, these attributes
also allow for superior fiber bending strength and workability.

West Fraser™ LVL West Fraser™ LVL West Fraser™ LVL West Fraser™ LVL
3100Fb-2.0E 3000Fb-1.8E 2750Fb-1.7E 1700Fb-1.3E
• 1³⁄₄” and 3¹⁄₂” thick in I-Joist • 1³⁄₄” thick in I-Joist and lumber • 3¹⁄₂” thick in column, header • 1¹⁄₄” LVL structural rim, starter
and lumber compatible depths compatible depths to 18” deep and beam depths from 3¹⁄₂” joists, stair stringers, joists and
to 18” deep to 18” deep stringers (single or double) and
multi-ply headers (dimensional
lumber replacement)
All products have face, back and edges sealed for improved performance under normal construction exposure

CODE EVALUATION REPORT NUMBERS: ICC ESR-1618, CITY OF LOS ANGELES – RR 25570, CITY OF NEW YORK MEA 406-04-E

STORAGE, HANDLING AND INSTALLATION


Failure to follow good procedures for installation, storage and handling could result in unsatisfactory performance and unsafe structures.

• West Fraser™ LVL should be stored lying • West Fraser™ LVL is for use in covered, CAUTION: Wrap may be slippery when wet
flat and protected from the weather. dry conditions only. Protect from the
weather on the job site both before and
• Stickers to be aligned one above
the other and spaced no more than after installation.
8’-0” apart. • Except for cutting to length, West Fraser™
• Do not exceed a storage bundle height LVL shall not be cut, drilled or notched.
of 10’-0”. Heel cuts may be possible. Contact your
West Fraser representative.
• Keep the material above ground to
minimize the absorption of ground • Place first set of stickers on hard, level
10’-0”
moisture and allow circulation of air. dry surface. max.
Align
• Do not install any damaged LVL. stickers
• Report all forklift damage prior to one above Hard, dry,
shipment. the other level surface 8’-0” max.

These are general recommendations and in some cases, additional precautions may be required.
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3100F b -2.0E LVL


3100Fb-2.0E 13⁄4” and 31⁄2” THICK


HEADERS AND BEAMS

DESIGN PROPERTIES
3100Fb -2.0E 1³⁄₄” WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN VALUES
Depth
Design Property
7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”
Moment (ft. lbs.) 4189 6636 6979 9605 10638 14517 18682 23337
Shear (lbs.) 2960 3777 3879 4594 4849 5717 6533 7350
Moment of Inertia (in^4) 56 115 125 208 244 400 597 851
Weight (lbs./lin. ft.) 3.6 4.6 4.7 5.6 5.9 7.0 8.0 9.0
1. Lateral support of beam compression edge is required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer.
2. Lateral support of beam is required at bearing locations.
3. All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only.
4. Values are based on 100% load duration.

3100Fb -2.0E 3¹⁄₂” WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN VALUES


Depth
Design Property
7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”
Moment (ft. lbs.) 8377 13272 13958 19210 21275 29035 37364 46674
Shear (lbs.) 5921 7554 7758 9188 9698 11433 13067 14700
Moment of Inertia (in^4) 112 230 250 416 488 800 1194 1702
Weight (lbs./lin. ft.) 7.2 9.2 9.4 11.2 11.8 14.0 16.0 18.0
1. Lateral support of beam compression edge is required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer.
2. Lateral support of beam is required at bearing locations.
3. Values are based on 100% load duration.

3100Fb - 2.0E 1³⁄₄” AND 3¹⁄₂” WEST FRASER™ LVL AVAILABLE SIZES

7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”* 18”* 7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”

*can only be used as a


2-ply minimum

3100Fb - 2.0E WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN STRESSES

Modulus of Elasticity E = 2.0 x 10^6 psi 1. Fb based on 12” depths. For others depths, multiply by (12/d)^(1/9).
Bending Stress Fb = 3100 psi 2. Design stresses are based on 100% load duration.
Shear (joist) Fv = 350 psi 3. Fc(perp) and E shall not be increased for duration of load.
Compression Perpendicular to Grain (joist) Fc(perp) = 750 psi
Compression Parallel to Grain Fc(para) = 3000 psi
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ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

FLOOR 100% – 3100Fb -2.0E


GENERAL NOTES 1³⁄₄” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”* 18”*
• Tables are for one-ply 1³⁄₄”beams. When properly LL (L/360) 762
connected, double the values for two-ply beams, 6 TL (L/240) 927 1264 1307 1628 1751 2207 2695 3258
triple for three. Minimum bearing lengths shown BEARING 2.1 / 5.3 2.9 / 7.2 3.0 / 7.5 3.7 / 9.3 4.0 / 10.0 5.0 / 12.6 6.2 / 15.4 7.4 / 18.6
for one-ply will be the same for two-ply and LL (L/360) 480 997
three-ply. See page 15 for multiple-ply connection
7 TL (L/240) 680 1044 1078 1331 1427 1776 2140 2548
details.
BEARING 1.8 / 4.5 2.8 / 7.0 2.9 / 7.2 3.5 / 8.9 3.8 / 9.5 4.7 / 11.8 5.7 / 14.3 6.8 / 17.0
• Values shown are the maximum uniform loads, in LL (L/360) 322 668 724
pounds per lineal foot (plf), that can be applied to 8 TL (L/240) 479 825 868 1126 1204 1485 1774 2091
the beam in addition to its own weight. BEARING 1.5 / 3.6 2.5 / 6.3 2.6 / 6.6 3.4 / 8.6 3.7 / 9.2 4.5 / 11.3 5.4 / 13.5 6.4 / 15.9
• Tables are based on uniform loads and the most LL (L/360) 226 469 508 844 993
restrictive of simple or continuous spans under dry- 9 TL (L/240) 335 651 685 943 1041 1276 1514 1773
use conditions. Refer to West Fraser sizing software BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.6 2.3 / 5.9 3.2 / 8.1 3.6 / 8.9 4.4 / 10.9 5.2 / 13.0 6.1 / 15.2
for other loads or span configurations. LL (L/360) 165 342 370 615 724
• Lateral support of beam compression edges is
10 TL (L/240) 243 508 551 763 846 1118 1321 1538
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.1 / 5.2 2.9 / 7.3 3.2 / 8.1 4.3 / 10.6 5.0 / 12.6 5.9 / 14.6
required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer.
LL (L/360) 124 257 278 462 544 891
• Lateral support of beams is required at bearing 11 TL (L/240) 182 381 413 629 698 953 1171 1358
locations. BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 1.7 / 4.3 2.6 / 6.6 2.9 / 7.3 4.0 / 10.0 4.9 / 12.3 5.7 / 14.2
• WEST FRASER LVL beams are made without LL (L/360) 95 198 214 356 419 686 1024
camber; therefore, in addition to complying with 12 TL (L/240) 139 292 317 528 585 800 1030 1216
the deflection limits of the applicable building code, BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6 2.4 / 6.0 2.7 / 6.7 3.7 / 9.1 4.7 / 11.8 5.6 / 13.9
other deflection considerations, such as long term LL (L/360) 75 156 169 280 329 540 806
deflection under sustained loads (including creep), 13 TL (L/240) 109 229 248 414 488 680 876 1096
must be evaluated. BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.1 2.4 / 6.1 3.4 / 8.4 4.3 / 10.8 5.4 / 13.6
• All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in
LL (L/360) 60 125 135 224 264 432 645 918
multiple member units only. 14 TL (L/240) 86 182 198 331 390 586 755 944
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.4 2.1 / 5.2 3.1 / 7.8 4.0 / 10.1 5.0 / 12.6
• To size a member for a span not shown, use LL (L/360) 101 110 182 214 351 524 747
capacities for the next larger span shown. 15 TL (L/240) 147 160 268 316 509 656 821
• Spans of multiple spans must be at least 40% of BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 1.8 / 4.5 2.9 / 7.3 3.7 / 9.4 4.7 / 11.7
adjacent span. LL (L/360) 83 90 150 177 289 432 615
• Bearing lengths are based on 750 psi bearing
16 TL (L/240) 121 131 220 259 427 576 720
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 2.6 / 6.5 3.5 / 8.8 4.4 / 11.0
stress for 2.0E Grade materials. Bearing stresses
LL (L/360) 70 75 125 147 241 360 513
cannot be increased for duration of load. Bearing
length may need to be increased if support 17 TL (L/240) 100 108 182 215 355 509 637
member’s allowable bearing stress is less. BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.3 / 5.8 3.3 / 8.2 4.1 / 10.3
LL (L/360) 59 64 105 124 203 303 432
18 TL (L/240) 83 91 153 180 298 447 567
FLOOR BEAM SIZING: BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.1 3.1 / 7.7 3.9 / 9.7
• To size a beam for use in a floor, it is necessary to
LL (L/360) 54 90 105 173 258 367
19 TL (L/240) 76 129 152 252 379 508
check both live load and total load. Make sure the
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.7 / 6.9 3.7 / 9.2
selected beam will work in both rows. When no live
LL (L/360) 77 90 148 221 315
load is shown, total load will control. Spans shown
are measured center-to-center of bearing. 20 TL (L/240) 110 130 215 324 458
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.5 / 6.2 3.5 / 8.7
• Check local code for other deflection criteria. LL (L/360) 66 78 128 191 272
• For deflection limits of L/480 multiply loads shown 21 TL (L/240) 94 111 185 279 399
in live load row by 0.75. The resulting live load BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.2 / 5.6 3.2 / 8.0
shall not exceed the total load shown. LL (L/360) 58 68 111 166 237
22 TL (L/240) 81 96 160 241 346
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 2.9 / 7.2
ROOF BEAM SIZING: LL (L/360) 59 97 145 207
• To size a beam for use in a roof, it is necessary to 23 TL (L/240) 83 139 210 302
check both live load and total load. When no live BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.6 / 6.6
load is shown, total load will control. Spans shown LL (L/360) 86 128 182
are measured center-to-center of bearing. 24 TL (L/240) 122 184 264
• Check local code for other deflection criteria.
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.2 2.4 / 6.0
LL (L/360) 76 113 161
• Roof must have positive slope to prevent ponding. 25 TL (L/240) 107 162 233
• Tables will accomodate beam slopes to a maximum BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.9 2.2 / 5.5
of 2:12. LL (L/360) 67 101 143
26 TL (L/240) 94 143 206
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.1
LL (L/360) 60 90 128
27 TL (L/240) 83 127 183
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.7
LL (L/360) 54 81 115
28 TL (L/240) 74 113 163
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.3
LL (L/360) 73 103
29 TL (L/240) 101 146
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0
LL (L/360) 66 93
30 TL (L/240) 90 131
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7
LL (L/360) 59 85
31 TL (L/240) 81 118
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5
LL (L/360) 54 77
32 TL (L/240) 73 106
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5
BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches) 7
* All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only.
ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

ROOF SNOW 115% – 3100Fb -2.0E


1³⁄₄” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”* 18”*
LL (L/240)
6 TL (L/180) 1067 1454 1504 1873 2015 2539 3101 3749
BEARING 2.4 / 6.1 3.3 / 8.3 3.4 / 8.6 4.3 / 10.7 4.6 / 11.5 5.8 / 14.5 7.1 / 17.7 8.6 / 21.4
LL (L/240) 720
7 TL (L/180) 783 1201 1241 1532 1642 2043 2462 2931
BEARING 2.1 / 5.2 3.2 / 8.0 3.3 / 8.3 4.1 / 10.2 4.4 / 10.9 5.4 / 13.6 6.6 / 16.4 7.8 / 19.5
LL (L/240) 482
8 TL (L/180) 598 949 998 1295 1385 1709 2041 2406
BEARING 1.8 / 4.6 2.9 / 7.2 3.0 / 7.6 3.9 / 9.9 4.2 / 10.6 5.2 / 13.0 6.2 / 15.6 7.3 / 18.3
LL (L/240) 339 704 762
9 TL (L/180) 448 749 788 1085 1198 1468 1743 2040
BEARING 1.5 / 3.8 2.6 / 6.4 2.7 / 6.8 3.7 / 9.3 4.1 / 10.3 5.0 / 12.6 6.0 / 14.9 7.0 / 17.5
LL (L/240) 247 513 556
10 TL (L/180) 326 606 637 878 974 1287 1520 1771
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.3 / 5.8 2.4 / 6.1 3.3 / 8.4 3.7 / 9.3 4.9 / 12.3 5.8 / 14.5 6.7 / 16.9
LL (L/240) 186 385 418 693
11 TL (L/180) 244 500 526 725 804 1097 1348 1564
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.2 2.2 / 5.5 3.0 / 7.6 3.4 / 8.4 4.6 / 11.5 5.6 / 14.1 6.6 / 16.4
LL (L/240) 143 297 322 534 628
12 TL (L/180) 187 391 424 608 674 921 1186 1400
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 1.9 / 4.9 2.8 / 6.9 3.1 / 7.7 4.2 / 10.5 5.4 / 13.6 6.4 / 16.0
LL (L/240) 112 233 253 420 494
13 TL (L/180) 146 307 333 517 573 783 1009 1261
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 1.6 / 4.1 2.6 / 6.4 2.8 / 7.1 3.9 / 9.7 5.0 / 12.5 6.2 / 15.6
LL (L/240) 90 187 203 336 396 648
14 TL (L/180) 116 245 265 443 494 674 869 1086
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.4 / 5.9 2.6 / 6.6 3.6 / 9.0 4.6 / 11.6 5.8 / 14.5
LL (L/240) 152 165 273 322 527
15 TL (L/180) 198 215 359 423 587 756 945
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.1 2.4 / 6.0 3.4 / 8.4 4.3 / 10.8 5.4 / 13.5
LL (L/240) 125 136 225 265 434 648
16 TL (L/180) 162 176 295 347 515 663 830
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.1 / 5.3 3.1 / 7.8 4.0 / 10.1 5.1 / 12.6
LL (L/240) 104 113 188 221 362 540
17 TL (L/180) 135 146 245 289 455 587 734
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 1.9 / 4.7 2.9 / 7.4 3.8 / 9.5 4.8 / 11.9
LL (L/240) 88 95 158 186 305 455 648
18 TL (L/180) 113 122 205 242 400 523 654
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.2 2.7 / 6.9 3.6 / 9.0 4.5 / 11.2
LL (L/240) 81 135 158 259 387 551
19 TL (L/180) 103 174 205 339 468 586
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.5 / 6.1 3.4 / 8.5 4.2 / 10.6
LL (L/240) 115 136 222 332 473
20 TL (L/180) 148 175 289 422 528
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.5 3.2 / 8.0 4.0 / 10.1
LL (L/240) 100 117 192 287 408
21 TL (L/180) 127 150 249 374 478
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 7.5 3.8 / 9.6
LL (L/240) 87 102 167 249 355
22 TL (L/180) 110 130 216 324 435
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.7 / 6.8 3.6 / 9.1
LL (L/240) 89 146 218 311
23 TL (L/180) 113 188 283 397
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.1 2.5 / 6.2 3.5 / 8.7
LL (L/240) 129 192 273
24 TL (L/180) 165 248 356
BEARING 1.5 / 3.8 2.3 / 5.7 3.3 / 8.1
LL (L/240) 114 170 242
25 TL (L/180) 145 219 314
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.2 3.0 / 7.5
LL (L/240) 101 151 215
26 TL (L/180) 128 193 278
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.8 / 6.9
LL (L/240) 90 135 192
27 TL (L/180) 114 172 247
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.4 2.5 / 6.4
LL (L/240) 81 121 172
28 TL (L/180) 101 153 221
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.4 / 5.9
LL (L/240) 109 155
29 TL (L/180) 137 198
BEARING 1.5 / 3.8 2.2 / 5.5
LL (L/240) 98 140
30 TL (L/180) 123 178
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.1
LL (L/240) 89 127
31 TL (L/180) 111 160
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.7
LL (L/240) 81 115
32 TL (L/180) 100 145
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.4
BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)
8 * All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only.
ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

ROOF NON-SNOW 125% – 3100Fb -2.0E


1³⁄₄” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”* 18”*
LL (L/240) 1143
6 TL (L/180) 1160 1580 1634 2036 2190 2759 3371 4074
BEARING 2.7 / 6.6 3.6 / 9.0 3.7 / 9.3 4.7 / 11.6 5.0 / 12.5 6.3 / 15.8 7.7 / 19.3 9.3 / 23.3
LL (L/240) 720
7 TL (L/180) 851 1305 1348 1665 1784 2220 2677 3187
BEARING 2.3 / 5.7 3.5 / 8.7 3.6 / 9.0 4.4 / 11.1 4.8 / 11.9 5.9 / 14.8 7.1 / 17.8 8.5 / 21.2
LL (L/240) 482 1002 1085
8 TL (L/180) 640 1032 1086 1408 1505 1857 2219 2616
BEARING 2.0 / 4.9 3.1 / 7.9 3.3 / 8.3 4.3 / 10.7 4.6 / 11.5 5.7 / 14.1 6.8 / 16.9 8.0 / 19.9
LL (L/240) 339 704 762
9 TL (L/180) 448 815 857 1180 1302 1596 1895 2218
BEARING 1.5 / 3.8 2.8 / 7.0 2.9 / 7.3 4.0 / 10.1 4.5 / 11.2 5.5 / 13.7 6.5 / 16.2 7.6 / 19.0
LL (L/240) 247 513 556 923
10 TL (L/180) 326 659 693 955 1058 1399 1653 1925
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.5 / 6.3 2.6 / 6.6 3.6 / 9.1 4.0 / 10.1 5.3 / 13.3 6.3 / 15.7 7.3 / 18.3
LL (L/240) 186 385 418 693 815
11 TL (L/180) 244 509 552 788 874 1193 1466 1700
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.3 2.3 / 5.8 3.3 / 8.3 3.7 / 9.2 5.0 / 12.5 6.1 / 15.4 7.1 / 17.8
LL (L/240) 143 297 322 534 628
12 TL (L/180) 187 391 424 661 733 1001 1289 1522
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 1.9 / 4.9 3.0 / 7.6 3.4 / 8.4 4.6 / 11.4 5.9 / 14.7 7.0 / 17.4
LL (L/240) 112 233 253 420 494 810
13 TL (L/180) 146 307 333 554 624 852 1097 1372
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 1.6 / 4.1 2.7 / 6.9 3.1 / 7.7 4.2 / 10.5 5.4 / 13.6 6.8 / 17.0
LL (L/240) 90 187 203 336 396 648
14 TL (L/180) 116 245 265 443 521 734 945 1182
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.4 / 5.9 2.8 / 7.0 3.9 / 9.8 5.0 / 12.6 6.3 / 15.8
LL (L/240) 152 165 273 322 527 787
15 TL (L/180) 198 215 359 423 638 822 1028
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.1 2.4 / 6.0 3.6 / 9.1 4.7 / 11.7 5.9 / 14.7
LL (L/240) 125 136 225 265 434 648
16 TL (L/180) 162 176 295 347 560 722 903
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.1 / 5.3 3.4 / 8.5 4.4 / 11.0 5.5 / 13.8
LL (L/240) 104 113 188 221 362 540 769
17 TL (L/180) 135 146 245 289 476 638 799
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 1.9 / 4.7 3.1 / 7.7 4.1 / 10.3 5.2 / 12.9
LL (L/240) 88 95 158 186 305 455 648
18 TL (L/180) 113 122 205 242 400 569 711
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.2 2.7 / 6.9 3.9 / 9.8 4.9 / 12.2
LL (L/240) 81 135 158 259 387 551
19 TL (L/180) 103 175 205 339 508 637
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.5 / 6.1 3.7 / 9.2 4.6 / 11.5
LL (L/240) 115 136 222 332 473
20 TL (L/180) 148 175 289 434 574
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.5 3.3 / 8.3 4.4 / 10.9
LL (L/240) 100 117 192 287 408
21 TL (L/180) 127 150 249 374 520
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 7.5 4.2 / 10.4
LL (L/240) 87 102 167 249 355
22 TL (L/180) 110 130 216 324 464
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.7 / 6.8 3.9 / 9.7
LL (L/240) 89 146 218 311
23 TL (L/180) 113 188 283 405
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.1 2.5 / 6.2 3.5 / 8.9
LL (L/240) 129 192 273
24 TL (L/180) 165 248 356
BEARING 1.5 / 3.8 2.3 / 5.7 3.3 / 8.1
LL (L/240) 114 170 242
25 TL (L/180) 145 219 314
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.2 3.0 / 7.5
LL (L/240) 101 151 215
26 TL (L/180) 128 193 278
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.8 / 6.9
LL (L/240) 90 135 192
27 TL (L/180) 114 172 247
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.4 2.5 / 6.4
LL (L/240) 81 121 172
28 TL (L/180) 101 153 221
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.4 / 5.9
LL (L/240) 109 155
29 TL (L/180) 137 198
BEARING 1.5 / 3.8 2.2 / 5.5
LL (L/240) 98 140
30 TL (L/180) 123 178
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.1
LL (L/240) 89 127
31 TL (L/180) 111 160
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.7
LL (L/240) 81 115
32 TL (L/180) 100 145
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.4
BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)
* All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only.
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GENERAL NOTES
5. Tables are based on uniform loads and the most restrictive of simple or
1. Values shown are applicable to West Fraser™ LVL used in dry service
continuous spans, all spans being equal in length.
conditions only.
6. Tables include roof truss framing with 24” overhangs.
2. Lateral support is required at all bearing points and along the compression edge
at intervals of 24” o/c or closer. 7. Roof beam deflection criteria of L/240 live load and L/180 total load.

3. West Fraser LVL beams are made without camber; therefore, in addition to 8. Floor beam deflection criteria of L/360 live load and L/240 total load.
complying with the deflection limits of the applicable building code, other 9. Headers supporting floor and roof include an 80 plf wall load.
deflection considerations, such as long term deflection under sustained loads 10. Some sizes may not be available in your region. Contact your local West Fraser
(including creep), must be evaluated. dealer or technical representative for availability.
4. All roof beams must be sloped for drainage.

FLOOR – ONE STORY – 3100Fb-2.0E WEST FRASER™ LVL

¹⁄₂ HOUSE WIDTH ¹⁄₂ HOUSE WIDTH

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the floor loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
G
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds the sum of the spans for the supported floor A CIN
framing on both sides of the beam. SP
MN
LU
3. Under COLUMN SPACING, locate the span that meets or exceeds the required beam span. CO
HOUSE WIDTH
4. Select the beam size shown in the appropriate cell of the table.

House Column Spacing


Floor Load (PSF)
Width
6’- 0” 7’-0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
28’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
32’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
40’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
44’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
28’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
32’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 25DL
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
44’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum beam support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support beams with four trimmers
(6” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES above.
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HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF – 3100Fb-2.0E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


G
1. Determine the roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table. IN
EN
OP
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses. UG
H
RO
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. HOUSE WIDTH
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table.

Snow Load Area (115%)


House Rough Opening
Roof Load (PSF)
Width 6’- 0” 8’-0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0” 18’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
20LL + 10DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
20LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
20LL + 20DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
25LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
30LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
40LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with triple trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 10¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 10.

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RIDGE BEAMS – 3100Fb-2.0E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds the sum of the spans for the supported roof G
CIN
PA
framing on both sides of the beam. NS
LUM
3. Under COLUMN SPACING, locate the span that meets or exceeds the required beam span. CO
HOUSE WIDTH
4. Select the beam size shown in the appropriate cell of the table.

Snow Load Area (115%)


House Column Spacing
Roof Load (PSF)
Width 10’- 0” 12’-0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0” 18’- 0” 20’- 0” 22’- 0” 24’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
20LL + 10DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
20LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
20LL + 20DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
25LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
40LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum beam support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support beams with triple trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 10¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 10.

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HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF & FLOOR (CENTER BEARING) – 3100Fb-2.0E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the floor and roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
¹⁄₂ HOUSE
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses. WIDTH (MAX) G
IN
EN
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. OP
H
UG
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table. RO
HOUSE WIDTH

Roof + Dead House Rough Opening


Load (PSF) Width
6’- 0” 7’-0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
20LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 20DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
25LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
30LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with three trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 10.
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HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF & FLOOR (NO CENTER BEARING) – 3100Fb-2.0E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the floor and roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses.
G
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. IN
EN
OP
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table. H
UG
RO
HOUSE WIDTH

Roof + Dead House Rough Opening


Load (PSF) Width
5’- 0” 6’-0” 7’- 0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
20LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 20DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
25LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
30LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with four trimmers
(6” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 10.
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M U LT I P L E M E M B E R C O N N E C T I O N S F O R
S I D E - L O A D E D B E A M S – 3 1 0 0 Fb - 2 . 0 E

Verify adequacy of beam in uniform load tables prior to using values listed below.

3100Fb - 2.0E 1³⁄₄” WEST FRASER™ LVL

2” 2” 2”

Maximum Uniform
Load (PLF) Applied to
Either Outside Member
2” 2” 2”

2-PLY LVL 3-PLY LVL 4-PLY LVL*

Nails On One Side Nails Both Sides


Connector Spacing Rows Through Bolts Only
or Through Bolts or Through Bolts

2 Rows 507 381


12” o.c. Not Applicable
3 Rows 761 571
16d (3¹⁄₂”) 2 Rows 1015 761
Common 6” o.c. Not Applicable
Wire Nails 3 Rows 1522 1142
2 Rows 1522 1142
4” o.c. Not Applicable
3 Rows 2283 1712
24” o.c. 2 Rows 410 308 273
¹⁄₂” A307
Through 12” o.c. 2 Rows 820 615 547
Bolts
6” o.c. 2 Rows 1640 1230 1093

* 4-ply beams should only be side-loaded when loads are applied to both sides of the member.
1. Nails to be located a minimum of 2” from the top and bottom of the member with a 3. Verify adequacy of beam in uniform load tables (pages 7-9).
minimum spacing of 2” between rows. 4. Values listed are for 100% stress level. Increase 15% for snow loaded roof conditions or 25%
2. Bolts are to be material conforming to ANSI/ASME Standard B18.2.1-1981. Bolt holes are to for non-snow roof conditions, where code allows.
be the same diameter as the bolt, and located 2” from the top and bottom of the member.
Washers should be used under head and nut.

400 lbs. 533 lbs.

EXAMPLE
First, convert joist reactions to plf load on each side of the beam by taking the joist reactions (lbs.) divided by the
joist spacing (ft.). 400 lbs/(16/12) = 300 plf and 533 lbs/(16/12) = 400 plf. Check allowable load tables to verify
that 3 pieces can carry the total load of 700 plf. The maximum load applied to either outside member is 400 plf.
For a 3-piece 1³⁄₄” multiple assembly, use 3 rows of 16d (3¹⁄₂”) common wire nails at 12” o.c. (good for 571 plf).
Alternate: 2 rows of ¹⁄₂” bolts at 12” o.c.

Joists Spaced
at 16” o.c.

C O N N E C T I O N O F M U LT I P L E P I E C E S F O R T O P - L O A D E D B E A M S
2.0E (1³⁄₄” wide pieces)
• Minimum of 2 rows of 16d (3¹⁄₂”) nails at 12” o.c. for 9¹⁄₂” through 11⁷⁄₈” beams
• Minimum of 3 rows of 16d (3¹⁄₂”) nails at 12” o.c. for 14”, 16” and 18” beams

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NOTES

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3000F b -1.8E LVL


LVL 3000Fb -1.8E 13⁄4” THICK


HEADERS AND BEAMS

DESIGN PROPERTIES

3000Fb -1.8E 1³⁄₄” WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN VALUES


Depth
Design Property
7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”
Moment (ft. lbs.) 4053 6422 6754 9295 10294 14049 18079 22584
Shear (lbs.) 2960 3777 3879 4594 4849 5717 6533 7350
Moment of Inertia (in^4) 56 115 125 208 244 400 597 851
Weight (lbs./lin. ft.) 3.3 4.2 4.3 5.1 5.3 6.3 7.2 8.1

1. Lateral support of beam compression edge is required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer. 3. All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only.
2. Lateral support of beam is required at bearing locations. 4. Values are based on 100% load duration.

3000Fb -1.8E 1³⁄₄” WEST FRASER™ LVL AVAILABLE SIZES

7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”* 18”*

*can only be used as a


2-ply minimum

3000Fb -1.8E WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN STRESSES

Modulus of Elasticity E = 1.8 x 10^6 psi 1. Fb based on 12” depths. For depths, d, between 3¹⁄₂” and 18”, multiply by (12/d)^(1/9).
Flexural Stress Fb = 3000 psi 2. Design stresses are based on 100% load duration.
Horizontal Shear (joist) Fv = 350 psi 3. Fc(perp) shall not be increased for duration of load.
Compression Perpendicular to Grain (joist) Fc(perp) = 750 psi
Compression Parallel to Grain Fc(para) = 2500 psi

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ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

FLOOR 100% – 3000Fb -1.8E


GENERAL NOTES 1³⁄₄” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”* 18”*
• Tables are for one-ply 1³⁄₄”beams. When properly LL (L/360) 686
connected, double the values for two-ply beams, triple 6 TL (L/240) 897 1264 1307 1628 1751 2207 2696 3259
for three. Minimum bearing lengths shown for one-ply BEARING 2.1 / 5.1 2.9 / 7.2 3.0 / 7.5 3.7 / 9.3 4.0 / 10.0 5.0 / 12.6 6.2 / 15.4 7.4 / 18.6
will be the same for two-ply and three-ply. See page LL (L/360) 432 897 972
27 for multiple-ply connection details. 7 TL (L/240) 645 1044 1078 1331 1427 1776 2141 2548
• Values shown are the maximum uniform loads, in BEARING 1.7 / 4.3 2.8 / 7.0 2.9 / 7.2 3.5 / 8.9 3.8 / 9.5 4.7 / 11.8 5.7 / 14.3 6.8 / 17.0
pounds per lineal foot (plf), that can be applied to the LL (L/360) 289 601 651 1081
beam in addition to its own weight. 8 TL (L/240) 431 799 840 1126 1204 1485 1775 2092
• Tables are based on uniform loads and the most BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.4 / 6.1 2.6 / 6.4 3.4 / 8.6 3.7 / 9.2 4.5 / 11.3 5.4 / 13.5 6.4 / 15.9
restrictive of simple or continuous spans under dry- LL (L/360) 203 422 457 760 893
use conditions. Refer to West Fraser sizing software 9 TL (L/240) 302 629 663 913 1011 1276 1515 1774
for other loads or span configurations. BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.4 2.3 / 5.7 3.1 / 7.8 3.5 / 8.7 4.4 / 10.9 5.2 / 13.0 6.1 / 15.2
• Lateral support of beam compression edges is
LL (L/360) 148 308 333 554 651 1067
10 TL (L/240) 219 458 496 739 818 1118 1322 1539
required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer. BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.4 1.9 / 4.7 2.8 / 7.0 3.1 / 7.8 4.3 / 10.6 5.0 / 12.6 5.9 / 14.7
• Lateral support of beams is required at bearing LL (L/360) 111 231 251 416 489 802
locations. 11 TL (L/240) 164 343 371 609 675 923 1172 1359
• WEST FRASER LVL beams are made without camber; BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6 1.6 / 3.9 2.6 / 6.4 2.8 / 7.1 3.9 / 9.7 4.9 / 12.3 5.7 / 14.2
therefore, in addition to complying with the deflection LL (L/360) 86 178 193 320 377 618 922
limits of the applicable building code, other deflection 12 TL (L/240) 125 263 285 476 560 774 997 1217
considerations, such as long term deflection under BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.4 2.6 / 6.4 3.5 / 8.8 4.6 / 11.4 5.6 / 13.9
sustained loads (including creep), must be evaluated. LL (L/360) 67 140 152 252 296 486 725 1032
• All
13 TL (L/240) 98 206 223 373 439 659 849 1061
16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.2 / 5.4 3.3 / 8.2 4.2 / 10.5 5.3 / 13.1
multiple member units only.
LL (L/360) 54 112 122 202 237 389 580 827
• To size a member for a span not shown, use 14 TL (L/240) 78 164 178 298 351 567 731 914
capacities for the next larger span shown. BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 1.9 / 4.7 3.0 / 7.6 3.9 / 9.7 4.9 / 12.2
• Spans of multiple spans must be at least 40% of LL (L/360) 91 99 164 193 316 472 672
adjacent span. 15 TL (L/240) 133 144 241 284 468 636 795
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.7 / 6.7 3.6 / 9.1 4.5 / 11.4
• Bearing lengths are based on 750 psi bearing stress
LL (L/360) 75 81 135 159 261 389 554
for 1.8E Grade materials. Bearing stresses cannot be 16 TL (L/240) 109 118 198 233 384 558 698
increased for duration of load. Bearing length may BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6 2.3 / 5.9 3.4 / 8.5 4.3 / 10.6
need to be increased if support member’s
LL (L/360) 63 68 113 133 217 324 462
allowable bearing stress is less.
17 TL (L/240) 90 98 164 193 320 479 617
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.2 3.1 / 7.8 4.0 / 10.0
FLOOR BEAM SIZING: LL (L/360) 53 57 95 112 183 273 389
18 TL (L/240) 75 81 137 162 268 402 550
• To size a beam for use in a floor, it is necessary to
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.8 / 6.9 3.8 / 9.4
check both live load and total load. Make sure the LL (L/360) 49 81 95 156 232 331
selected beam will work in both rows. When no live 19 TL (L/240) 69 116 137 227 341 488
load is shown, total load will control. Spans shown BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.5 / 6.2 3.5 / 8.8
are measured center-to-center of bearing.
LL (L/360) 69 81 133 199 284
• Check local code for other deflection criteria. 20 TL (L/240) 99 117 194 291 417
• For deflection limits of L/480, multiply loads shown in BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.2 / 5.5 3.2 / 7.9
live load row by 0.75. The resulting live load shall not LL (L/360) 60 70 115 172 245
exceed the total load shown. 21 TL (L/240) 85 100 167 251 359
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 2.9 / 7.2
LL (L/360) 52 61 100 150 213
ROOF BEAM SIZING: 22 TL (L/240) 73 86 144 217 311
• To size a beam for use in a roof, it is necessary to BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.6 / 6.5
check both live load and total load. When no live LL (L/360) 54 88 131 186
load is shown, total load will control. Spans shown 23 TL (L/240) 75 125 189 272
are measured center-to-center of bearing. BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.1 2.4 / 6.0
LL (L/360) 77 115 164
• Check local code for other deflection criteria. 24 TL (L/240) 109 166 238
• Roof must have positive slope to prevent ponding. BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 2.2 / 5.4
• Tables will accomodate beam slopes to a maximum of LL (L/360) 68 102 145
2:12. 25 TL (L/240) 96 146 210
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0
LL (L/360) 61 91 129
26 TL (L/240) 85 129 185
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6
LL (L/360) 54 81 115
27 TL (L/240) 75 114 165
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.2
LL (L/360) 49 73 103
28 TL (L/240) 67 102 147
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 3.9
LL (L/360) 65 93
29 TL (L/240) 91 131
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6
LL (L/360) 59 84
30 TL (L/240) 81 118
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5
LL (L/360) 53 76
31 TL (L/240) 73 106
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5
LL (L/360) 49 69
32 TL (L/240) 66 96
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5
BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)
* All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only.
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ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

ROOF SNOW 115% – 3000Fb -1.8E


1³⁄₄” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”* 18”*
LL (L/240) 1029
6 TL (L/180) 1033 1454 1504 1873 2015 2539 3102 3749
BEARING 2.4 / 5.9 3.3 / 8.3 3.4 / 8.6 4.3 / 10.7 4.6 / 11.5 5.8 / 14.5 7.1 / 17.7 8.6 / 21.4
LL (L/240) 648
7 TL (L/180) 758 1201 1241 1532 1642 2043 2463 2932
BEARING 2.0 / 5.1 3.2 / 8.0 3.3 / 8.3 4.1 / .10.2 4.4 / 10.9 5.4 / 13.6 6.6 / 16.4 7.8 / 19.5
LL (L/240) 434 902
8 TL (L/180) 576 919 967 1295 1385 1709 2042 2407
BEARING 1.8 / 4.4 2.8 / 7.0 2.9 / 7.4 3.9 / 9.9 4.2 / 10.6 5.2 / 13.0 6.2 / 15.6 7.3 / 18.3
LL (L/240) 305 633 686
9 TL (L/180) 403 725 763 1051 1164 1468 1743 2041
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.5 / 6.2 2.6 / 6.5 3.6 / 9.0 4.0 / 10.0 5.0 / 12.6 6.0 / 14.9 7.0 / 17.5
LL (L/240) 222 462 500 831
10 TL (L/180) 293 587 617 850 942 1286 1521 1771
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.6 2.4 / 5.9 3.2 / 8.1 3.6 / 9.0 4.9 / 12.2 5.8 / 14.5 6.7 / 16.9
LL (L/240) 167 347 376 624 734
11 TL (L/180) 219 458 497 702 777 1062 1349 1564
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.1 / 5.2 2.9 / 7.4 3.3 / 8.1 4.5 / 11.1 5.7 / 14.1 6.6 / 16.4
LL (L/240) 129 267 289 481 565
12 TL (L/180) 168 352 382 589 652 891 1148 1401
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 1.7 / 4.4 2.7 / 6.7 3.0 / 7.5 4.1 / 10.2 5.2 / 13.1 6.4 / 16.0
LL (L/240) 101 210 228 378 445 729
13 TL (L/180) 132 276 299 499 555 759 977 1221
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.5 / 6.2 2.7 / 6.9 3.8 / 9.4 4.8 / 12.1 6.0 / 15.1
LL (L/240) 81 168 182 303 356 583
14 TL (L/180) 105 220 239 399 469 653 841 1052
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.3 2.5 / 6.3 3.5 / 8.7 4.5 / 11.2 5.6 / 14.0
LL (L/240) 137 148 246 289 474 708
15 TL (L/180) 178 193 323 381 568 732 915
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.2 / 5.4 3.2 / 8.1 4.2 / 10.5 5.2 / 13.1
LL (L/240) 113 122 203 238 391 583
16 TL (L/180) 146 159 265 313 499 643 804
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 1.9 / 4.8 3.0 / 7.6 3.9 / 9.8 4.9 / 12.3
LL (L/240) 94 102 169 199 326 486 692
17 TL (L/180) 121 131 220 260 428 568 711
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6 1.7 / 4.2 2.8 / 6.9 3.7 / 9.2 4.6 / 11.5
LL (L/240) 79 86 142 167 274 410 583
18 TL (L/180) 101 110 185 218 360 506 633
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.5 / 6.2 3.5 / 8.7 4.3 / 10.9
LL (L/240) 73 121 142 233 348 496
19 TL (L/180) 93 156 185 305 454 567
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.5 3.3 / 8.2 4.1 / 10.3
LL (L/240) 104 122 200 299 425
20 TL (L/180) 133 157 260 391 511
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 7.4 3.9 / 9.7
LL (L/240) 90 105 173 258 367
21 TL (L/180) 115 135 224 337 463
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.7 / 6.7 3.7 / 9.3
LL (L/240) 78 92 150 224 319
22 TL (L/180) 99 117 194 292 418
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.4 / 6.1 3.5 / 8.8
LL (L/240) 80 132 196 280
23 TL (L/180) 102 169 255 365
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.2 / 5.6 3.2 / 8.0
LL (L/240) 116 173 246
24 TL (L/180) 148 223 320
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.1 2.9 / 7.3
LL (L/240) 102 153 218
25 TL (L/180) 130 197 282
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.7 2.7 / 6.7
LL (L/240) 91 136 194
26 TL (L/180) 115 174 250
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.3 2.5 / 6.2
LL (L/240) 81 121 173
27 TL (L/180) 102 155 222
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 2.3 / 5.7
LL (L/240) 73 109 155
28 TL (L/180) 91 138 199
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.1 / 5.3
LL (L/240) 98 139
29 TL (L/180) 123 178
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 4.9
LL (L/240) 88 126
30 TL (L/180) 111 160
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6
LL (L/240) 80 114
31 TL (L/180) 100 144
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.3
LL (L/240) 73 104
32 TL (L/180) 90 130
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0
BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)
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* All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only.
ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

ROOF NON-SNOW 125%– 3000Fb -1.8E


1³⁄₄” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 7¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”* 18”*
LL (L/240) 1029
6 TL (L/180) 1123 1581 1635 2037 2190 2760 3372 4075
BEARING 2.6 / 6.4 3.6 / 9.0 3.7 / 9.3 4.7 / 11.6 5.0 / 12.5 6.3 / 15.8 7.7 / 19.3 9.3 / 23.3
LL (L/240) 648
7 TL (L/180) 824 1306 1349 1665 1785 2221 2678 3188
BEARING 2.2 / 5.5 3.5 / 8.7 3.6 / 9.0 4.4 / 11.1 4.8 / 11.9 5.9 / 14.8 7.1 / 17.9 8.5 / 21.3
LL (L/240) 434 902 977
8 TL (L/180) 576 999 1051 1408 1506 1858 2220 2617
BEARING 1.8 / 4.4 3.0 / 7.6 3.2 / 8.0 4.3 / 10.7 4.6 / 11.5 5.7 / 14.2 6.8 / 16.9 8.0 / 19.9
LL (L/240) 305 633 686 1139
9 TL (L/180) 403 789 830 1142 1266 1597 1896 2219
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.7 / 6.8 2.8 / 7.1 3.9 / 9.8 4.3 / 10.9 5.5 / 13.7 6.5 / 16.3 7.6 / 19.0
LL (L/240) 222 462 500 831 977
10 TL (L/180) 293 611 663 924 1024 1399 1654 1926
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.3 / 5.8 2.5 / 6.3 3.5 / 8.8 3.9 / 9.8 5.3 / 13.3 6.3 / 15.8 7.3 / 18.3
LL (L/240) 167 347 376 624 734
11 TL (L/180) 219 458 497 763 845 1155 1466 1701
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.1 / 5.2 3.2 / 8.0 3.5 / 8.9 4.8 / 12.1 6.1 / 15.4 7.1 / 17.8
LL (L/240) 129 267 289 481 565 926
12 TL (L/180) 168 352 382 636 710 969 1248 1523
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 1.7 / 4.4 2.9 / 7.3 3.2 / 8.1 4.4 / 11.1 5.7 / 14.3 7.0 / 17.4
LL (L/240) 101 210 228 378 445 729
13 TL (L/180) 132 276 299 499 587 825 1063 1328
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.5 / 6.2 2.9 / 7.3 4.1 / 10.2 5.3 / 13.2 6.6 / 16.4
LL (L/240) 81 168 182 303 356 583 871
14 TL (L/180) 105 220 239 399 469 710 915 1144
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.3 2.5 / 6.3 3.8 / 9.5 4.9 / 12.2 6.1 / 15.3
LL (L/240) 137 148 246 289 474 708
15 TL (L/180) 178 193 323 381 618 796 996
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.2 / 5.4 3.5 / 8.8 4.5 / 11.4 5.7 / 14.2
LL (L/240) 113 122 203 238 391 583 831
16 TL (L/180) 146 159 265 313 515 699 874
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 1.9 / 4.8 3.1 / 7.8 4.3 / 10.7 5.3 / 13.3
LL (L/240) 94 102 169 199 326 486 692
17 TL (L/180) 121 131 220 260 428 618 773
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6 1.7 / 4.2 2.8 / 6.9 4.0 / 10.0 5.0 / 12.5
LL (L/240) 79 86 142 167 274 410 583
18 TL (L/180) 101 110 185 218 360 539 689
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.5 / 6.2 3.7 / 9.2 4.7 / 11.8
LL (L/240) 73 121 142 233 348 496
19 TL (L/180) 93 156 185 305 457 618
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.5 3.3 / 8.3 4.5 / 11.2
LL (L/240) 104 122 200 299 425
20 TL (L/180) 133 157 260 391 557
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 7.4 4.2 / 10.6
LL (L/240) 90 105 173 258 367
21 TL (L/180) 115 135 224 337 482
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.7 / 6.7 3.9 / 9.6
LL (L/240) 78 92 150 224 319
22 TL (L/180) 99 117 194 292 418
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.4 / 6.1 3.5 / 8.8
LL (L/240) 80 132 196 280
23 TL (L/180) 102 169 255 365
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.2 / 5.6 3.2 / 8.0
LL (L/240) 116 173 246
24 TL (L/180) 148 223 320
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.1 2.9 / 7.3
LL (L/240) 102 153 218
25 TL (L/180) 130 197 282
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.7 2.7 / 6.7
LL (L/240) 91 136 194
26 TL (L/180) 115 174 250
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.3 2.5 / 6.2
LL (L/240) 81 121 173
27 TL (L/180) 102 155 222
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 2.3 / 5.7
LL (L/240) 73 109 155
28 TL (L/180) 91 138 199
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.1 / 5.3
LL (L/240) 98 139
29 TL (L/180) 123 178
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 4.9
LL (L/240) 88 126
30 TL (L/180) 111 160
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6
LL (L/240) 80 114
31 TL (L/180) 100 144
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.3
LL (L/240) 73 104
32 TL (L/180) 90 130
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4 .0
BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)
* All 16” and 18” beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only.
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GENERAL NOTES
5. Tables are based on uniform loads and the most restrictive of simple or
1. Values shown are applicable to West Fraser™ LVL used in dry service
continuous spans, all spans being equal in length.
conditions only.
6. Tables include roof truss framing with 24” overhangs.
2. Lateral support is required at all bearing points and along the compression edge
at intervals of 24” o/c or closer. 7. Roof beam deflection criteria of L/240 live load and L/180 total load.
3. West Fraser™ LVL beams are made without camber; therefore, in addition to 8. Floor beam deflection criteria of L/360 live load and L/240 total load.
complying with the deflection limits of the applicable building code, other 9. Headers supporting floor and roof include an 80 plf wall load.
deflection considerations, such as long term deflection under sustained loads 10. Some sizes may not be available in your region. Contact your local West Fraser
(including creep), must be evaluated. dealer or technical representative for availability.
4. All roof beams must be sloped for drainage.

FLOOR – ONE STORY – 3000Fb-1.8E WEST FRASER™ LVL

¹⁄₂ HOUSE WIDTH ¹⁄₂ HOUSE WIDTH

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the floor loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds the sum of the spans for the supported floor framing on
both sides of the beam. G
A CIN
SP
3. Under COLUMN SPACING, locate the span that meets or exceeds the required beam span. MN
LU
CO
4. Select the beam size shown in the appropriate cell of the table.
HOUSE WIDTH

House Column Spacing


Floor Load (PSF)
Width
6’- 0” 7’-0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
28’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
32’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 10DL
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
40’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
44’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
28’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
32’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 25DL
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
44’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum beam support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support beams with four trimmers
(6” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES above.
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HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF – 3000Fb-1.8E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table. G
IN
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses. EN
OP
H
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. UG
RO
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table. HOUSE WIDTH

Snow Load Area (115%)


House Rough Opening
Roof Load (PSF)
Width 6’- 0” 8’-0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0” 18’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
20LL + 10DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
20LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
20LL + 20DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
25LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
40LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with triple trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 10¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 22.
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RIDGE BEAMS – 3000Fb-1.8E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds the sum of the spans for the supported roof G
framing on both sides of the beam. CIN
PA
MNS
LU
3. Under COLUMN SPACING, locate the span that meets or exceeds the required beam span. CO
4. Select the beam size shown in the appropriate cell of the table. HOUSE WIDTH

Snow Load Area (115%)


House Column Spacing
Roof Load (PSF)
Width 10’- 0” 12’-0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0” 18’- 0” 20’- 0” 22’- 0” 24’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
20LL + 10DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
20LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
20LL + 20DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
25LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
30LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
24’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
40LL + 15DL 30’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18” 7” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum beam support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support beams with triple trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 10¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 22.

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B E A M D E S I G N C H A R T S – 3 0 0 0 F b - 1. 8 E
HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF & FLOOR (CENTER BEARING) – 3000Fb-1.8E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the floor and roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
¹⁄₂ HOUSE
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses. WIDTH (MAX) G
IN
EN
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. OP
H
UG
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table. RO
HOUSE WIDTH

Roof + Dead House Rough Opening


Load (PSF) Width
6’- 0” 7’-0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 20DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
25LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
30LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16” 7” x 16”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with three trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 22.
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B E A M D E S I G N C H A R T S – 3 0 0 0 F b - 1. 8 E
HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF & FLOOR (NO CENTER BEARING) – 3000Fb-1.8E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the floor and roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses.
G
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. IN
EN
OP
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table. H
UG
RO
HOUSE WIDTH

Roof + Dead House Rough Opening


Load (PSF) Width
5’- 0” 6’-0” 7’- 0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
20LL + 20DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
25LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
30LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 7” x 14”
3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
24’
Roof Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11⁷⁄₈” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”
40LL + 15DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
30’
Floor Load 5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₂” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
40LL + 10DL 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18” 5¹⁄₄” x 16”
36’
5¹⁄₄” x 7¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 9¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 11¹⁄₄” 5¹⁄₄” x 14”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with four trimmers
(6” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 22.
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M U LT I P L E M E M B E R C O N N E C T I O N S F O R
S I D E - L O A D E D B E A M S – 3 0 0 0 F b - 1. 8 E

Verify adequacy of beam in uniform load tables prior to using values listed below.

3000Fb-1.8E 1³⁄₄” WEST FRASER™ LVL

2” 2” 2”

Maximum Uniform
Load (PLF) Applied to
Either Outside Member
2” 2” 2”

2-PLY LVL 3-PLY LVL 4-PLY LVL*

Nails On One Side Nails Both Sides


Connector Spacing Rows Through Bolts Only
or Through Bolts or Through Bolts

2 Rows 500 380


12” o.c. Not Applicable
3 Rows 765 575
16d (3¹⁄₂”) 2 Rows 1000 760
Common 6” o.c. Not Applicable
Wire Nails 3 Rows 1530 1150
2 Rows 1500 1140
4” o.c. Not Applicable
3 Rows 2295 1725
24” o.c. 2 Rows 410 308 273
¹⁄₂” A307
Through 12” o.c. 2 Rows 820 615 547
Bolts
6” o.c. 2 Rows 1640 1230 1093
* 4-ply beams should only be side-loaded when loads are applied to both sides of the member.
1. Nails to be located a minimum of 2” from the top and bottom of the member with a 3. Verify adequacy of beam in uniform load tables (pages 19-21).
minimum spacing of 2” between rows. 4. Values listed are for 100% stress level. Increase 15% for snow loaded roof conditions or 25%
2. Bolts are to be material conforming to ANSI/ASME Standard B18.2.1-1981. Bolt holes are to for non-snow roof conditions, where code allows.
be the same diameter as the bolt, and located 2” from the top and bottom of the member.
Washers should be used under head and nut.

400 lbs. 533 lbs.


EXAMPLE
First, convert joist reactions to plf load on each side of the beam by taking the joist reactions (lbs.) divided by the
joist spacing (ft.). 400 lbs/(16/12) = 300 plf and 533 lbs/(16/12) = 400 plf. Check allowable load tables to verify that
3 pieces can carry the total load of 700 plf. The maximum load applied to either outside member is 400 plf. For a 3-
piece 1³⁄₄” multiple assembly, 2 rows of 16d (3¹⁄₂”) common wire nails at 12” o.c. is good for only 380 plf. Therefore,
use 3 rows of 16d (3¹⁄₂”) common wire nails at 12” o.c. (good for 575 plf). Alternate: 2 rows of ¹⁄₂” bolts at 12” o.c.

Joists Spaced
at 16” o.c.

C O N N E C T I O N O F M U LT I P L E P I E C E S F O R T O P - L O A D E D B E A M S
1.8E (1³⁄₄” wide pieces)
• Minimum of 2 rows of 16d (3¹⁄₂”) nails at 12” o.c. for 7¹⁄₄” through 11⁷⁄₈” beams
• Minimum of 3 rows of 16d (3¹⁄₂”) nails at 12” o.c. for 14”, 16” and 18” beams

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NOTES

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2750F b -1.7E LVL


2750Fb-1.7E 31⁄2” THICK


HEADERS, BEAMS AND COLUMNS

DESIGN PROPERTIES
2750Fb -1.7E 3¹⁄₂” WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN VALUES
Depth
Design Property
4³⁄₈” 5¹⁄₂” 7¹⁄₄” 8⁵⁄₈” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”
Moment (ft.lbs.) 2862 4410 7431 10316 11774 12382 17041 18873 25756 33146 41405
Shear (lbs.) 3063 3850 5075 6038 6475 6650 7875 8313 9800 11200 12600
Moment of Inertia (in^4) 24 49 111 187 231 250 415 488 800 1195 1701
Weight (lbs./lin.ft.) 3.9 4.9 6.5 7.8 8.3 8.5 10.1 10.7 12.6 14.4 16.2

1. Lateral support of beam compression edge is required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer. 3. Values are based on 100% load duration.
2. Lateral support of beam is required at bearing locations. 4. Some sizes may not be available in your region. Contact your local West Fraser dealer or
technical representative for availability.

2750Fb -1.7E 3¹⁄₂” WEST FRASER™ LVL AVAILABLE SIZES

3¹⁄₂” 4³⁄₈” 5¹⁄₂” 7¹⁄₄” 8⁵⁄₈” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”

2750Fb -1.7E WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN STRESSES

Modulus of Elasticity E = 1.7 x 10^6 psi


Flexural Stress Fb = 2750 psi
Horizontal Shear (joist) Fv = 300 psi
Compression Perpendicular to Grain (joist) Fc(perp) = 750 psi
Compression Parallel to Grain Fc(para) = 2350 psi

1. Fb based on 12” depths. For depths, d, between 1³⁄₄” and 18”, multiply by (12/d)^(1/9).
2. Design stresses are based on 100% load duration.
3. Fc(perp) shall not be increased for duration of load.

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ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

GENERAL NOTES
• Tables are for one ply 3¹⁄₂” beams. FLOOR BEAM SIZING:
• Values • To size a beam for use in a floor, it is necessary to check both live load and total load. Make
shown are the maximum uniform loads, in pounds per lineal foot (plf), that can be
applied to the beam in addition to its own weight. sure the selected beam will work in both rows. When no live load is shown, total load will
control. Spans shown are measured center-to-center of bearing.
• Tables are based on uniform loads and the most restrictive of simple or continuous spans • Check local code for other deflection criteria.
under dry-use conditions. Refer to West Fraser sizing software for other loads or
• For deflection limits of L/480, multiply loads shown in live load row by 0.75. The resulting live
span configurations.
load shall not exceed the total load shown.
• Lateral support of beam compression edges is required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer.
ROOF BEAM SIZING:
• Lateral support of beams is required at bearing locations.
• To size a beam for use in a roof, it is necessary to check both live load and total load. When
• WEST ™
FRASER LVL beams are made without camber; therefore, in addition to complying with no live load is shown, total load will control. Spans shown are measured center-to-center
the deflection limits of the applicable building code, other deflection considerations, such as long of bearing.
term deflection under sustained loads (including creep), must be evaluated. • Check local code for other deflection criteria.
• To size a member for a span not shown, use capacities for the next larger span shown. • Roof must have positive slope to prevent ponding.
• Spans of multiple spans must be at least 40% of adjacent span. • Tables will accomodate beam slopes to a maximum of 2:12.
• Bearing lengths are based on 750 psi bearing stress for 1.7E Grade materials. Bearing stresses
cannot be increased for duration of load. Bearing length may need to be increased if
support member’s allowable bearing stress is less.

FLOOR 100% – 2750Fb-1.7E


3¹⁄₂” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 4³⁄₈” 5¹⁄₂” 7¹⁄₄” 8⁵⁄₈” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”
LL (L/360)
3 TL (L/240) 2024 2713 3987 5214 5856 6130 8390 9378 13823 20663 33584
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 3.9 2.3 / 5.7 3.0 / 7.4 3.3 / 8.4 3.5 / 8.8 4.8 / 12.0 5.4 / 13.4 7.9 / 19.7 11.8 / 29.5 19.2 / 48.0
LL (L/360) 961
4 TL (L/240) 1427 1881 2670 3382 3736 3884 5030 5493 7337 9586 12584
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6 2.0 / 5.1 2.6 / 6.4 2.8 / 7.1 3.0 / 7.4 3.8 / 9.6 4.2 / 10.5 5.6 / 14.0 7.3 / 18.3 9.6 / 24.0
LL (L/360) 492 978
5 TL (L/240) 734 1406 2007 2501 2742 2841 3590 3882 4992 6237 7738
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.4 / 6.0 2.6 / 6.5 2.7 / 6.8 3.4 / 8.5 3.7 / 9.2 4.8 / 11.9 5.9 / 14.9 7.4 / 18.4
LL (L/360) 285 566 1296
6 TL (L/240) 423 844 1607 1984 2165 2239 2790 3001 3781 4620 5584
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.3 / 5.7 2.5 / 6.2 2.6 / 6.4 3.2 / 8.0 3.4 / 8.6 4.3 / 10.8 5.3 / 13.2 6.4 / 16.0
LL (L/360) 179 356 816 1374 1695 1836
7 TL (L/240) 265 530 1207 1644 1788 1847 2281 2445 3042 3668 4366
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 2.2 / 5.5 2.4 / 6.0 2.5 / 6.2 3.0 / 7.6 3.3 / 8.2 4.1 / 10.1 4.9 / 12.2 5.8 / 14.6
LL (L/360) 120 239 547 921 1136 1230
8 TL (L/240) 176 353 814 1282 1463 1539 1928 2062 2544 3040 3584
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 4.9 2.2 / 5.6 2.3 / 5.9 2.9 / 7.3 3.1 / 7.9 3.9 / 9.7 4.6 / 11.6 5.5 / 13.7
LL (L/360) 84 168 384 647 797 864 1435 1687
9 TL (L/240) 123 247 569 962 1155 1214 1670 1783 2186 2595 3038
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.0 / 5.0 2.1 / 5.2 2.9 / 7.2 3.1 / 7.6 3.7 / 9.4 4.4 / 11.1 5.2 / 13.0
LL (L/360) 122 280 471 581 630 1046 1230
10 TL (L/240) 178 413 699 864 936 1353 1499 1915 2264 2636
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 1.8 / 4.5 2.6 / 6.4 2.9 / 7.1 3.6 / 9.1 4.3 / 10.8 5.0 / 12.6
LL (L/360) 71 162 273 336 364 605 712 1166 1741
12 TL (L/240) 101 236 401 496 538 898 1038 1418 1802 2084
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.1 2.4 / 5.9 3.2 / 8.1 4.1 / 10.3 4.8 / 11.9
LL (L/360) 102 172 212 230 381 448 735 1096 1561
14 TL (L/240) 147 250 309 336 562 662 1039 1338 1674
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 1.8 / 4.4 2.8 / 6.9 3.6 / 8.9 4.5 / 11.2
LL (L/360) 115 142 154 255 300 492 735 1046
16 TL (L/240) 165 205 222 373 440 726 1021 1278
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.5 3.1 / 7.8 3.9 / 9.7
LL (L/360) 81 100 108 179 211 346 516 735
18 TL (L/240) 113 141 153 259 306 506 759 1006
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.3 2.6 / 6.5 3.4 / 8.6
LL (L/360) 79 131 154 252 376 536
20 TL (L/240) 110 186 220 365 550 787
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.2 3.0 / 7.5
LL (L/360) 89 146 218 310
24 TL (L/240) 123 206 312 449
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6 2.1 / 5.1
LL (L/360) 92 137 195
28 TL (L/240) 125 191 277
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7

BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)

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ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

ROOF SNOW 115% – 2750Fb-1.7E


3¹⁄₂” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 4³⁄₈” 5¹⁄₂” 7¹⁄₄” 8⁵⁄₈” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”
LL (L/240)
3 TL (L/180) 2328 3120 4586 5997 6735 7051 9650 10786 15898 23764 38624
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.6 / 6.6 3.4 / 8.6 3.8 / 9.6 4.0 / 10.1 5.5 / 13.8 6.2 / 15.4 9.1 / 22.7 13.6 / 33.9 22.1 / 55.2
LL (L/240) 1442
4 TL (L/180) 1642 2164 3072 3890 4298 4468 5786 6318 8440 11026 14474
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.3 / 5.9 3.0 / 7.4 3.3 / 8.2 3.4 / 8.5 4.4 / 11.0 4.8 / 12.0 6.4 / 16.1 8.4 / 21.0 11.0 / 27.6
LL (L/240) 738 1467
5 TL (L/180) 980 1618 2309 2878 3155 3269 4130 4466 5742 7174 8901
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.9 2.2 / 5.5 2.7 / 6.9 3.0 / 7.5 3.1 / 7.8 3.9 / 9.8 4.3 / 10.6 5.5 / 13.7 6.8 / 17.1 8.5 / 21.2
LL (L/240) 427 849
6 TL (L/180) 566 1122 1849 2283 2491 2577 3210 3452 4350 5315 6424
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.3 2.6 / 6.5 2.8 / 7.1 2.9 / 7.4 3.7 / 9.2 3.9 / 9.9 5.0 / 12.4 6.1 / 15.2 7.3 / 18.4
LL (L/240) 269 534 1224
7 TL (L/180) 355 708 1389 1891 2058 2126 2624 2813 3500 4220 5024
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.6 2.5 / 6.3 2.7 / 6.9 2.8 / 7.1 3.5 / 8.7 3.8 / 9.4 4.7 / 11.7 5.6 / 14.1 6.7 / 16.7
LL (L/240) 180 358 820 1381
8 TL (L/180) 236 472 1062 1475 1684 1771 2219 2373 2927 3498 4124
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.0 2.2 / 5.6 2.6 / 6.4 2.7 / 6.7 3.4 / 8.5 3.6 / 9.0 4.5 / 11.2 5.3 / 13.3 6.3 / 15.7
LL (L/240) 127 251 576 970 1196 1296
9 TL (L/180) 165 330 761 1164 1329 1398 1922 2052 2515 2987 3497
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 2.3 / 5.7 2.4 / 6.0 3.3 / 8.2 3.5 / 8.8 4.3 / 10.8 5.1 / 12.8 6.0 / 15.0
LL (L/240) 183 420 707 872 945
10 TL (L/180) 239 553 935 1075 1131 1558 1726 2204 2605 3034
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.0 / 5.1 2.2 / 5.4 3.0 / 7.4 3.3 / 8.2 4.2 / 10.5 5.0 / 12.4 5.8 / 14.4
LL (L/240) 106 243 409 505 547 908 1068
12 TL (L/180) 137 317 538 665 720 1079 1195 1633 2074 2399
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 1.6 / 4.1 2.5 / 6.2 2.7 / 6.8 3.7 / 9.3 4.7 / 11.9 5.5 / 13.7
LL (L/240) 153 258 318 344 572 672 1102
14 TL (L/180) 198 336 415 450 752 875 1196 1541 1927
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 2.3 / 5.8 3.2 / 8.0 4.1 / 10.3 5.1 / 12.8
LL (L/240) 173 213 231 383 450 738 1102
16 TL (L/180) 222 276 299 501 590 913 1177 1472
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 1.8 / 4.5 2.8 / 7.0 3.6 / 9.0 4.5 / 11.2
LL (L/240) 121 150 162 269 316 518 774 1102
18 TL (L/180) 154 191 207 349 411 679 927 1160
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.3 / 5.8 3.2 / 7.9 4.0 / 9.9
LL (L/240) 118 196 231 378 564 803
20 TL (L/180) 149 251 297 491 738 936
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.7 2.8 / 7.0 3.6 / 8.9
LL (L/240) 133 219 326 465
24 TL (L/180) 167 279 421 604
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.8 / 6.9
LL (L/240) 138 206 293
28 TL (L/180) 171 260 374
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0

BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)

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ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

ROOF NON-SNOW 125% – 2750Fb-1.7E


3¹⁄₂” WIDTH
Span (ft) Condition 4³⁄₈” 5¹⁄₂” 7¹⁄₄” 8⁵⁄₈” 9¹⁄₄” 9¹⁄₂” 11¹⁄₄” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16” 18”
LL (L/240)
3 TL (L/180) 2531 3392 4985 6519 7322 7665 10490 11725 17282 25832 41984
BEARING 1.5 / 3.6 1.9 / 4.8 2.8 / 7.1 3.7 / 9.3 4.2 / 10.5 4.4 / 11.0 6.0 / 15.0 6.7 / 16.8 9.9 / 24.7 14.8 / 36.9 24.0 / 60.0
LL (L/240) 1442
4 TL (L/180) 1785 2352 3340 4229 4672 4857 6290 6869 9175 11986 15734
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.5 / 6.4 3.2 / 8.1 3.6 / 8.9 3.7 / 9.3 4.8 / 12.0 5.2 / 13.1 7.0 / 17.5 9.1 / 22.8 12.0 / 30.0
LL (L/240) 738 1467
5 TL (L/180) 980 1759 2510 3129 3430 3554 4490 4855 6243 7800 9676
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.2 2.4 / 6.0 3.0 / 7.5 3.3 / 8.2 3.4 / 8.5 4.3 / 10.7 4.6 / 11.6 5.9 / 14.9 7.4 / 18.6 9.2 / 23.0
LL (L/240) 427 849 1944
6 TL (L/180) 566 1127 2010 2482 2708 2801 3490 3753 4729 5779 6984
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.3 / 5.7 2.8 / 7.1 3.1 / 7.7 3.2 / 8.0 4.0 / 10.0 4.3 / 10.7 5.4 / 13.5 6.6 / 16.5 8.0 / 20.0
LL (L/240) 269 534 1224
7 TL (L/180) 355 708 1510 2056 2237 2311 2854 3059 3806 4588 5462
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 2.7 / 6.9 3.0 / 7.5 3.1 / 7.7 3.8 / 9.5 4.1 / 10.2 5.1 / 12.7 6.1 / 15.3 7.3 / 18.2
LL (L/240) 180 358 820 1381 1703 1845
8 TL (L/180) 236 472 1087 1604 1831 1926 2413 2580 3183 3804 4484
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.1 2.4 / 6.1 2.8 / 7.0 2.9 / 7.3 3.7 / 9.2 3.9 / 9.8 4.9 / 12.7 5.8 / 14.5 6.8 / 17.1
LL (L/240) 127 251 576 970 1196 1296
9 TL (L/180) 165 330 761 1266 1445 1520 2090 2231 2735 3248 3802
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.2 / 5.4 2.5 / 6.2 2.6 / 6.5 3.6 / 9.0 3.8 / 9.6 4.7 / 11.7 5.6 / 13.9 6.5 / 16.3
LL (L/240) 183 420 707 872 945 1569 1845
10 TL (L/180) 239 553 935 1154 1230 1694 1877 2397 2833 3300
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.2 / 5.5 2.3 / 5.9 3.2 / 8.1 3.6 / 8.9 4.6 / 11.4 5.4 / 13.5 6.3 / 15.7
LL (L/240) 106 243 409 505 547 908 1068 1750
12 TL (L/180) 137 317 538 665 720 1173 1300 1776 2256 2609
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 1.6 / 4.1 2.7 / 6.7 3.0 / 7.4 4.1 / 10.1 5.2 / 12.9 6.0 / 14.9
LL (L/240) 153 258 318 344 572 672 1102 1645
14 TL (L/180) 198 336 415 450 752 886 1302 1677 2096
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 2.4 / 5.9 3.5 / 8.7 4.5 / 11.2 5.6 / 14.0
LL (L/240) 173 213 231 383 450 738 1102 1569
16 TL (L/180) 222 276 299 501 590 972 1280 1601
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 1.8 / 4.5 3.0 / 7.4 3.9 / 9.8 4.9 / 12.2
LL (L/240) 121 150 162 269 316 518 774 1102
18 TL (L/180) 154 191 207 349 411 679 1009 1262
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.3 / 5.8 3.5 / 8.6 4.3 / 10.8
LL (L/240) 118 196 231 378 564 803
20 TL (L/180) 149 251 297 491 738 1019
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.7 2.8 / 7.0 3.9 / 9.7
LL (L/240) 133 219 326 465
24 TL (L/180) 167 279 421 604
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.8 / 6.9
LL (L/240) 138 206 293
28 TL (L/180) 171 260 374
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0

BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)

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GENERAL NOTES
5. Tables are based on uniform loads and the most restrictive of simple or
1. Values shown are applicable to West Fraser™ LVL used in dry service
continuous spans, all spans being equal in length.
conditions only.
6. Tables include roof truss framing with 24” overhangs.
2. Lateral support is required at all bearing points and along the compression edge
at intervals of 24” o/c or closer. 7. Roof beam deflection criteria of L/240 live load and L/180 total load.

3. West Fraser LVL beams are made without camber; therefore, in addition to 8. Floor beam deflection criteria of L/360 live load and L/240 total load.
complying with the deflection limits of the applicable building code, other 9. Headers supporting floor and roof include an 80 plf wall load.
deflection considerations, such as long term deflection under sustained loads 10. Some sizes may not be available in your region. Contact your local West Fraser
(including creep), must be evaluated. dealer or technical representative for availability.
4. All roof beams must be sloped for drainage.

FLOOR – ONE STORY – 2750Fb-1.7E WEST FRASER™ LVL

¹⁄₂ HOUSE WIDTH ¹⁄₂ HOUSE WIDTH

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the floor loading and go to the appropriate section of the table.
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds the sum of the spans for the supported floor G
A CIN
framing on both sides of the beam. SP
MN
LU
3. Under COLUMN SPACING, locate the span that meets or exceeds the required beam span. CO
4. Select the beam size shown in the appropriate cell of the table. HOUSE WIDTH

House Column Spacing


Floor Load (PSF)
Width 6’- 0” 7’- 0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

28’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

32’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8 ⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

40’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

44’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

28’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

32’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
40LL + 25DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

40’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

44’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum beam support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support beams with three trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES above.
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HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF – 2750Fb-1.7E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


G
IN
1. Determine the roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table. EN
OP
H
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses. UG
RO
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. HOUSE WIDTH
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table.

Snow Load Area (115%)

House Rough Opening


Roof Load (PSF)
Width 6’- 0” 8’-0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0” 18’- 0”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 4³⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”

20LL + 10DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 4³⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 4³⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”

20LL + 15DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”

20LL + 20DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”

25LL + 15DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14”

30LL + 15DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 111⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

40LL + 15DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with triple trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 10¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 34.

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RIDGE BEAMS – 2750Fb-1.7E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table. G
CIN
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds the sum of the spans for the supported roof PA
MNS
framing on both sides of the beam. LU
CO
3. Under COLUMN SPACING, locate the span that meets or exceeds the required beam span. HOUSE WIDTH

4. Select the beam size shown in the appropriate cell of the table.

Snow Load Area (115%)

House Column Spacing


Roof Load (PSF)
Width 10’- 0” 12’-0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0” 18’- 0” 20’- 0” 22’- 0” 24’- 0”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

20LL + 10DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

20LL + 15DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

20LL + 20DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

25LL + 15DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

30LL + 15DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

40LL + 15DL 30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum beam support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support beams with triple trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 9” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 34.

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HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF & FLOOR (CENTER BEARING) – 2750Fb-1.7E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


¹⁄₂ HOUSE
1. Determine the floor and roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table. WIDTH (MAX) IN
G
EN
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses. OP
H
UG
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. RO
HOUSE WIDTH
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table.

Roof + Dead House Rough Opening


Load (PSF) Width 6’- 0” 7’- 0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0” 16’- 0”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
20LL + 10DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
20LL + 15DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
20LL + 20DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
25LL + 15DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Roof Load
30LL + 15DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Roof Load
40LL + 15DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with three trimmers
(4¹⁄₂” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 34.

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HEADERS SUPPORTING ROOF & FLOOR (NO CENTER BEARING) – 2750Fb-1.7E WEST FRASER™ LVL

HOW TO USE THIS TABLE


1. Determine the floor and roof loading and go to the appropriate section of the table. G
IN
2. Find the house width that meets or exceeds that of the roof trusses. EN
OP
H
3. Locate the rough opening size that meets or exceeds the door or window rough opening size. UG
RO
HOUSE WIDTH
4. Select the header size shown in the appropriate cell of the table.

Roof + Dead House Rough Opening


Load (PSF) Width 5’- 0” 6’- 0” 7’- 0” 8’- 0” 9’- 0” 10’- 0” 12’- 0” 14’- 0”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
20LL + 10DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
20LL + 15DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
20LL + 20DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
25LL + 15DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Roof Load
30LL + 15DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”

24’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11⁷⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 16” 3¹⁄₂” x 18”
Roof Load
40LL + 15DL
30’ 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”
Floor Load
40LL + 10DL
36’ 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 9¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 11¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 14” 3¹⁄₂” x 16”

BEARING REQUIREMENTS
Minimum header support to be double trimmers (3” bearing) at ends and 7¹⁄₂” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. In brown shaded areas, support headers with four trimmers
(6” bearing) at ends and 12” bearing at intermediate supports of continuous spans. Also see GENERAL NOTES on page 34.

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C O L U M N S – 2 7 5 0 F b - 1. 7 E
ALLOWABLE AXIAL LOADS (LBS)
Column 3¹⁄₂” x 3¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 4³⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈”
Length (ft) 100% 115% 125% 100% 115% 125% 100% 115% 125% 100% 115% 125% 100% 115% 125%
3 12091 13622 14602 15343 17334 18620 19443 21984 23639 25705 29105 31313 30550 34625 37251
4 10866 12042 12777 13965 15542 16522 17826 19866 21137 23675 26441 28141 28195 31516 33569
5 9482 10315 10817 12327 13460 14133 15824 17287 18172 21112 23091 24259 25176 27561 28980
6 8097 8673 9016 10612 11393 11852 13668 14669 15265 18245 19590 20376 21795 23395 24331
7 6872 7289 7522 9050 9601 9923 11646 12359 12763 15555 16494 17052 18596 19712 20346
8 5856 6162 6333 7718 8116 8345 9933 10453 10742 13271 13931 14337 15848 16633 17086
9 5023 5243 5378 6630 6921 7090 8528 8894 9105 11368 11850 12129 13554 14158 14490
10 4337 4520 4618 5727 5957 6079 7354 7642 7796 9795 10175 10378 11683 12135 12377
12 3320 3430 3491 4379 4517 4594 5602 5775 5871 7460 7663 7790 8875 9147 9298
14 2609 2683 2720 3430 3522 3568 4389 4485 4562 5811 5963 6039 6943 7094 7185

1. Loads are based on the allowable crushing of the LVL material, i.e., steel bearing connections.

COLUMN DETAILS
BEAM ON COLUMN CAP COLUMN BASE ELEVATED COLUMN BASE BEAM ON COLUMN
Engineered
wood rim board
for lateral
support.

West Fraser™ LVL column

ALLOWABLE AXIAL LOADS (LBS) – WOOD PLATE BEARING CONNECTIONS (Fc⊥ = 400 PSI)
Column 3¹⁄₂” x 3¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 4³⁄₈” 3¹⁄₂” x 5¹⁄₂” 3¹⁄₂” x 7¹⁄₄” 3¹⁄₂” x 8⁵⁄₈”
Length (ft) 100% 115% 125% 100% 115% 125% 100% 115% 125% 100% 115% 125% 100% 115% 125%
3-7 5425 5425 5425 6650 6650 6650 8225 8225 8225 10675 10675 10675 12600 12600 12600
8 5425 5425 5425 6650 6650 6650 8225 8225 8225 10675 10675 10675 12600 12600 12600
9 5023 5243 5378 6630 6650 6650 8225 8225 8225 10675 10675 10675 12600 12600 12600
10 4337 4520 4618 5727 5957 6079 7354 7642 7796 9795 10175 10378 11683 12135 12377
12 3320 3430 3491 4379 4517 4594 5602 5775 5871 7460 7663 7790 8875 9147 9298
14 2609 2683 2720 3430 3522 3568 4389 4485 4562 5811 5963 6039 6943 7094 7185

GENERAL NOTES • Loads are based on simple axial loaded columns. For side loads or other combined bending
• Tables apply to solid, one-piece members only. and axial loads, see the provisions of NDS, 1997 Edition.
• Column members to be used in dry service conditions only. • Tables assume that columns are unbraced, except at column ends.
• Tables include an eccentricity equal to ¹⁄₆ of the larger column dimension (thickness or width). • Column length is the distance between the centers of restraining members.

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NOTES

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1700F b -1.3E LVL


1700Fb-1.3E 11⁄4” THICK


HEADERS, BEAMS AND RIM BOARD

DESIGN PROPERTIES
1700Fb -1.3E 1¹⁄₄” WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN VALUES
Depth
Design Property
9¹⁄₂” 11⁷⁄₈” 14” 16”

Moment (ft.lbs.) 2734 4167 5687 7318

Shear (lbs.) 1742 2177 2567 2933

Moment of Inertia (in^4) 89 174 286 427

Weight (lbs./lin.ft.) 3.1 3.8 4.5 5.1

1. Lateral support of beam compression edge is required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer.
2. Lateral support of beam is required at bearing locations.
3. All 11⁷⁄₈” and deeper beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only (except for rim board applications).
4. Values are based on 100% load duration.

1700Fb -1.3E 1¹⁄₄” WEST FRASER™ LVL AVAILABLE SIZES

9¹⁄₂” 11⁷⁄₈”* 14”* 16”*

*can only be used as a 2-ply minimum

1700Fb -1.3E WEST FRASER™ LVL ALLOWABLE DESIGN STRESSES

Modulus of Elasticity E = 1.3 x 10^6 psi


Bending Stress Fb = 1700 psi
Shear (joist) Fv = 220 psi
Compression Perpendicular to Grain (joist) Fc(perp) = 600 psi
Compression Parallel to Grain Fc(para) = 1800 psi

1. Fb based on 12” depths. For other depths, multiply by (12/d)^(1/9).


2. Design stresses are based on 100% load duration.
3. Fc(perp) and E shall not be increased for duration of load.

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ALLOWABLE UNIFORM LOADS (POUNDS PER LINEAL FOOT)

GENERAL NOTES FLOOR 100% – 1700Fb-1.3E


• Tables are for one-ply 1¹⁄₄”beams. When properly connected, double the values for two-ply 1¹⁄₄” WIDTH
beams, triple for three. Minimum bearing lengths shown for one-ply will be the same for two-ply Span (ft) Condition 9¹⁄₂” 11⁷⁄₈”* 14”* 16”*
and three-ply. See page 44 for multiple-ply connection details. LL (L/360)
• Values shown are the maximum uniform loads, in pounds per lineal foot (plf), that can be 6 TL (L/240) 586 785 989 1209
applied to the beam in addition to its own weight. BEARING 2.3 / 5.9 3.1 / 7.9 4.0 / 9.9 4.8 / 12.1
• Tables are based on uniform loads and the most restrictive of simple or continuous spans LL (L/360)
under dry-use conditions. Refer to West Fraser sizing software for other loads or 7 TL (L/240) 443 639 796 959
span configurations. BEARING 2.1 / 5.2 3.0 / 7.5 3.7 / 9.3 4.5 / 11.2
• Lateral support of beam compression edges is required at intervals of 24” o/c or closer. LL (L/360) 336
• Lateral support of beams is required at bearing locations.
8 TL (L/240) 339 517 665 795
BEARING 1.8 / 4.5 2.8 / 6.9 3.5 / 8.9 4.2 / 10.6
• WEST FRASER™ LVL beams are made without camber; therefore, in addition to complying with LL (L/360) 236
the deflection limits of the applicable building code, other deflection considerations, such as long 9 TL (L/240) 267 408 557 678
term deflection under sustained loads (including creep), must be evaluated. BEARING 1.6 / 4.0 2.4 / 6.1 3.3 / 8.4 4.1 / 10.2
• All 11⁷⁄₈” and deeper beam depths are to be used in multiple member units only (except for LL (L/360) 172
rim board applications). 10 TL (L/240) 216 330 450 580
• To size a member for a span not shown, use capacities for the next larger span shown. BEARING 1.5 / 3.6 2.2 / 5.5 3.0 / 7.5 3.9 / 9.7
• Spans of multiple spans must be at least 40% of adjacent span.
LL (L/360) 129 252
11 TL (L/240) 178 272 371 479
• Bearing lengths are based on 600 psi bearing stress for 1.3E Grade materials. Bearing stresses
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 5.0 2.7 / 6.8 3.5 / 8.8
cannot be increased for duration of load. Bearing length may need to be increased if LL (L/360) 100 194
support member’s allowable bearing stress is less. 12 TL (L/240) 146 228 311 401
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.5 / 6.2 3.2 / 8.0
FLOOR BEAM SIZING: LL (L/360) 78 153 251
• To size a beam for use in a floor, it is necessary to check both live load and total load. Make 13 TL (L/240) 114 193 265 341
sure the selected beam will work in both rows. When no live load is shown, total load will BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.2 2.3 / 5.7 3.0 / 7.4
control. Spans shown are measured center-to-center of bearing. LL (L/360) 63 122 201
• Check local code for other deflection criteria.
14 TL (L/240) 91 166 228 294
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.9 2.1 / 5.3 2.7 / 6.9
• For deflection limits of L/480, multiply loads shown in live load row by 0.75. The resulting live LL (L/360) 51 100 163 243
load shall not exceed the total load shown. 15 TL (L/240) 73 144 198 255
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.6 2.0 / 5.0 2.6 / 6.4
ROOF BEAM SIZING: LL (L/360) 42 82 134 201
16 TL (L/240) 60 119 173 224
• To size a beam for use in a roof, it is necessary to check both live load and total load. When
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.6 2.4 / 6.0
no live load is shown, total load will control. Spans shown are measured center-to-center
of bearing. LL (L/360) 35 68 112 167
17 TL (L/240) 49 99 153 197
• Check local code for other deflection criteria.
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.3 2.2 / 5.6
• Roof must have a positive slope to prevent ponding. LL (L/360) 29 58 94 141
• Tables will accomodate beam slopes to a maximum of 2:12. 18 TL (L/240) 41 83 136 176
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 4.1 2.1 / 5.3
LL (L/360) 25 49 80 120
19 TL (L/240) 35 70 116 157
ROOF SNOW 115% – 1700Fb-1.3E ROOF NON-SNOWBEARING125% –1.5
1700F
/ 3.5 b-1.3E
1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.0 / 5.0
LL (L/360) 42 69 103
1¹⁄₄” WIDTH 1¹⁄₄” WIDTH
20 TL (L/240) 59 99 141
Span (ft) Condition 9¹⁄₂” 11⁷⁄₈”* 14”* 16”* Span (ft) Condition
BEARING 9¹⁄₂” 11⁷⁄₈”*
1.5 / 3.5 14”*
1.5 / 3.5 16”*
1.9 / 4.7
LL (L/240) LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 36 59 89
6 TL (L/180) 674 903 1138 1391 6
21 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 733 982
51 1237
85 1512
128
BEARING 2.7 / 6.7 3.6 / 9.0 4.6 / 11.4 5.6 / 13.9 BEARING
BEARING 2.9 / 7.3 3.9
1.5//9.8
3.5 4.9
1.5/ /12.4
3.5 6.0
1.8/ 15.1
/ 4.5
LL (L/240) LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 32 52 77
7 TL (L/180) 510 736 916 1104 7
22 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 555 800
44 996
73 1200
111
BEARING 2.4 / 6.0 3.4 / 8.6 4.3 / 10.7 5.2 / 12.9 BEARING
BEARING 2.6 / 6.5 3.7
1.5//9.3
3.5 4.6
1.5/ /11.6
3.5 5.6
1.6/ 14.0
/ 4.1
LL (L/240) LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 28 45 68
8 TL (L/180) 390 595 766 915 8
23 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 424 647
38 832
63 995
96
BEARING 2.1 / 5.2 3.2 / 7.9 4.1 / 10.2 4.9 / 12.2 BEARING
BEARING 2.3 / 5.7 3.5
1.5//8.6
3.5 4.4
1.5/ /11.1
3.5 5.3
1.5/ 13.3
/ 3.7
LL (L/240) LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 24 40 59
9 TL (L/180) 307 469 641 781 9
24 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 334 511
33 698
55 849
84
BEARING 1.8 / 4.6 2.8 / 7.0 3.8 / 9.6 4.7 / 11.7 BEARING
BEARING 2.0 / 5.0 3.1
1.5//7.7
3.5 4.2
1.5/ /10.5
3.5 5.1
1.5/ 12.7
/ 3.5
LL (L/240) LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 258 22 35 53
10 TL (L/180) 248 380 519 668 10
25 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 270 413
28 564
48 727
74
BEARING 1.7 / 4.1 2.5 / 6.3 3.5 / 8.7 4.5 / 11.1 BEARING
BEARING 1.8 / 4.5 2.8
1.5//6.9
3.5 3.8
1.5//9.4
3.5 4.8
1.5/ 12.1
/ 3.5
LL (L/240) 194 LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 194 31 47
11 TL (L/180) 205 313 428 551 11
26 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 223 341 465
42 600
65
BEARING 1.5 / 3.8 2.3 / 5.7 3.1 / 7.8 4.0 / 10.1 BEARING
BEARING 1.6 / 4.1 2.5 / 6.3 3.4
1.5//8.5
3.5 4.4
1.5/ 11.0
/ 3.5
LL (L/240) 149 LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 149 28 42
12 TL (L/180) 172 262 359 462 12
27 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 187 286 390
37 503
57
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.2 2.9 / 7.2 3.7 / 9.2 BEARING
BEARING 1.5 / 3.7 2.3 / 5.7 3.1
1.5//7.8
3.5 4.0
1.5/ 10.1
/ 3.5
LL (L/240) 117 LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 117 229 25 37
13 TL (L/180) 146 223 305 393 13
28 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 154 243 332
33 428
51
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.8 2.6 / 6.6 3.4 / 8.5 BEARING
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.3 2.9
1.5//7.2
3.5 3.7
1.5//9.3
3.5
LL (L/240) 94 184 LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 94 184 23 34
14 TL (L/180) 122 192 262 338 14
29 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 122 209 286
29 368
45
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.4 / 6.1 3.2 / 7.9 BEARING
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 2.0 / 4.9 2.7
1.5//6.7
3.5 3.4
1.5//8.6
3.5
LL (L/240) 76 149 LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 76 149 245
20 30
15 TL (L/180) 99 167 228 294 15
30 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 99 181 248
26 320
41
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.2 2.3 / 5.7 2.9 / 7.4 BEARING
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.8 / 4.5 2.5
1.5//6.2
3.5 3.2
1.5//8.0
3.5
LL (L/240) 63 123 LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 63 123 202 28
16 TL (L/180) 81 146 200 258 16
31 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 81 159 218 281
36
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.6 / 3.9 2.1 / 5.3 2.8 / 6.9 BEARING
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.7 / 4.2 2.3 / 5.8 3.0
1.5//7.5
3.5
LL (L/240) 53 103 168 LL
LL(L/240)
(L/360) 53 103 168 25
17 TL (L/180) 67 129 177 228 17
32 TL
TL(L/180)
(L/240) 67 133 192 248
32
BEARING = Minimum End / Intermediate Bearing Length (inches)
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.7 2.0 / 5.0 2.6 / 6.5 BEARING
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.8 2.2 / 5.4 2.8
1.5//7.0
3.5
* All 11⁷⁄₈”, 14” and
LL16” beam depths are
(L/240) 44 to be used in86multiple member142units only. LL (L/240) 44 86 142 211
18 TL (L/180) 56 111 157 203 18 TL (L/180) 56 111 171 221 43
BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 1.9 / 4.7 2.4 / 6.1 BEARING 1.5 / 3.5 1.5 / 3.5 2.1 / 5.1 2.7 / 6.6
LL (L/240) 38 73 120 180 LL (L/240) 38 73 120 180
19 TL (L/180) 47 94 140 181 19 TL (L/180) 47 94 153 198
M U LT I P L E M E M B E R C O N N E C T I O N S F O R
S I D E - L O A D E D B E A M S – 17 0 0 F b - 1. 3 E

Verify adequacy of beam in uniform load tables prior to using values listed below.
EXAMPLE
1700Fb -1.3E 1¹⁄₄” WEST FRASER LVL ™ 400 lbs. 533 lbs.

2” 2” 2”

Maximum Uniform
Load (PLF) Applied to
Either Outside Member
2” 2” 2”

2-PLY LVL 3-PLY LVL 4-PLY LVL*

Nails On One Side Nails Both Sides Through Bolts


Connector Spacing Rows Joists Spaced at 16” o.c.
or Through Bolts or Through Bolts Only
2 Rows 305 229 First, convert joist reactions to plf load on each side of
12” o.c. Not Applicable
3 Rows 457 343 the beam by taking the joist reaction (lbs.) divided by
8d (2¹⁄₂”) the joist spacing (ft.). 400 lbs/(16/12) = 300 plf and
2 Rows 610 458
Common 6” o.c. Not Applicable 533 lbs/(16/12) = 400 plf. Check allowable load tables
Wire Nails 3 Rows 914 686
to verify that 3 pieces can carry the total load of 700
2 Rows 915 687
4” o.c. Not Applicable plf. The maximum load applied to either outside
3 Rows 1371 1029 member is 400 plf. For a 3-piece 1¹⁄₄” multiple
¹⁄₂” A307 24” o.c. 2 Rows 320 240 215 assembly, 2 rows of 8d (2¹⁄₂”) common wire nails at
Through 12” o.c. 2 Rows 640 480 430 12” o.c. is good for only 229 plf. Therefore, use 2 rows
Bolts 6” o.c. 2 Rows 1280 960 860 of 8d (2¹⁄₂”) common wire nails at 6” o.c. (good for
458 plf). Alternate: 2 rows of ¹⁄₂” bolts at 12” o.c.
* 4-ply beams should only be side-loaded when loads are applied to both sides of the member.
1. Nails to be located a minimum of 2” from the top and bottom of the member with a minimum 3. Verify adequacy of beam in uniform load tables (pages 43).
spacing of 2” between rows. 4. Values listed are for 100% stress level. Increase 15% for snow loaded roof conditions or 25%
2. Bolts are to be material conforming to ANSI/ASME Standard B18.2.1-1981. Bolt holes are to for non-snow roof conditions, where code allows.
be the same diameter as the bolt, and located 2” from the top and bottom of the member.
Washers should be used under head and nut.

CONNECTION OF MULTIPLE PIECES FOR TOP-LOADED BEAMS


1.3E (1¹⁄₄” wide pieces)
• Minimum of 2 rows of 8d (2¹⁄₂”) nails at 12” o.c. for 9¹⁄₂” through 11⁷⁄₈” beams
• Minimum of 3 rows of 8d (2¹⁄₂”) nails at 12” o.c. for 14”and 16”

17 0 0 F b - 1. 3 E L V L W H E N U S E D A S R I M B O A R D
TABLE 1 WORKING STRESS DESIGN VALUES FOR 1¹⁄₄” THICK, 1700Fb-1.3E WEST FRASER™ LVL AS RIM BOARD
Uniform Vertical Concentrated Vertical Lateral Load Lag Screw Vertical
Depth (in.) Load Capacity (plf) Load Capacity (lbs.) Transfer Capacity (plf) Load Transfer (lbs.)
9.5 4500 2500 170 485
11.875 4000 2500 170 485
14 3500 2500 170 485
16 2750 2500 170 485
1. Values above may NOT be increased for duration of load. 3. No preservative or fire retardant treatments permitted.
2. For use in dry service conditions only. 4. The above values are as recommended by West Fraser.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INSTALLATION


1. Rim Board to be placed at the end of joists where the joists are spaced no 4. Provide minimum 1-2¹⁄₂” box nail each side of joist through the joist flange
greater than 24” o.c. into wall top plate. These nails do not touch the Rim Board.
2. Toe nail Rim Board to top wall plate with minimum 2¹⁄₂” box nails at 6” o.c. 5. Provide minimum 2¹⁄₂” box nails at 6” o.c. through the sheathing and into the
3. Install a minimum of 1-2¹⁄₂” box nail through the Rim Board into the joist top top of Rim Board.
and bottom.
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Miscellaneous Details, Software


and Warranty information
BEARING DETAILS
BEARING FOR DOOR OR BEAM-TO-BEAM CONNECTION
BEARING AT WALL WINDOW HEADER Face-mount hanger
Engineered wood
rim board for Strap per code if top plate is not
lateral support continuous over headers

Top-mount hanger

Trimmers (see minimum


bearing lengths from
uniform load tables)
Built-up wood column

BEARING AT CONCRETE WALL BEARING AT WOOD OR STEEL COLUMN BEARING LENGTH IS


Verify column capacity and bearing length.
EXTREMELY CRITICAL AND
MUST BE CONSIDERED FOR
EACH APPLICATION.
Multiple pieces of West Fraser™ LVL can be
nailed or bolted together to form a header or
beam of the required size, up to a maximum
width of 5 inches for 1¹⁄₄” wide pieces and 7
inches for 1³⁄₄” wide pieces. See pages 15, 27
and 44 for details.

Protect wood from direct


contact with concrete
Wood column with Steel column with
column cap column cap

ALLOWABLE HOLES
2 x diameter of the largest hole (minimum)
GENERAL NOTES
¹⁄₃ depth
• The Allowed Hole Zone in this chart is suitable for
¹⁄₃ depth Allowable Hole Zone Uniformly loaded beams using maximum loads for
any tables listed. For other load conditions or hole
configurations, please contact West Fraser.
¹⁄₃ depth
• If more than one hole is to be cut in the beam, the
length of the uncut beam between holes must be a
minimum of twice the diameter of the largest hole.
• Rectangular holes are not allowed.
¹⁄₃ span ¹⁄₃ span ¹⁄₃ span
• Holes in cantilevers require additional analysis.
• Maximum hole diameter is:
Allowed 1” for beam depths of 4³⁄₈” up to 9¹⁄₂”.
Hole Zone 2” for beam depths of 9¹⁄₂” and deeper.

Do not
bevel-cut
beam past
inside
face of
support

Inside face
Do not cut, notch or drill holes in Do not overhang seat cuts Do not notch underside of of support
West Fraser ™ LVL except as indicated on West Fraser™ LVL beams from beam at bearing location
in illustration for allowable holes inside face of support member
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MINIMUM NAIL SPACING
Parallel to
Glue Lines
Connector Nailing Parallel to Glue Line Nailing Perpendicular to Glue Line

8d Box 3” 2”
8d Common 3” 2”
10d and 12d Box 4” 2”
10d and 12d Common 4” 3”
16d Common 8” 3”
Perpendicular
to Glue Lines

OUR WEATHER RESISTANT COATING


One of the inherent problems with LVL is its inability to resist the
effects of moisture. West Fraser addresses this problem by coating all
our LVL beams and headers with a protective sealer. This sealer gives
our LVL superior resistance to warping, cupping, and swelling compared
to other unprotected competitive products. While this coating is not
intended to provide long-term protection, it does improve protection
against the moisture associated with the construction process. The
sealer also contains UV inhibitors to retard graying.
Photo shows example of the beading that occurs because of our coating process.

OUR SOFTWARE
To assist you in the quick and accurate design of West Fraser™ LVL, West Fraser
has partnered with Keymark, an industry leader in EWP layout and design
software, to provide you with Keybeam. Keybeam, a Windows based program, is
programmed to check the structural adequacy of West Fraser™ LVL beams for a given set of
loading and span conditions. Keybeam utilizes information input tabs that are organized to
allow for easy fill in the blank input. Combine this with the simple and easy to understand
output and you have a program that will give you peace of mind while keeping
you productive.

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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
(*to non-consumer buyers)
Sundre Forest Products Inc. warrants that its WEST FRASERTM LVL is free from defects in materials and workmanship, and, when correctly
installed, will perform in accordance with Sundre Forest Products Inc.’s published specifications for the lifetime of the building.
West FraserTM LVL used anywhere else except as shown in our published specifications is not covered in this warranty.
*A non-consumer is a person or entity who purchases a product for purposes of resale or to incorporate into another product which will be resold.

LIMITATIONS DISCLAIMER
Sundre Forest Products Inc. must be given a reasonable opportunity to Except for the express warranty and remedy set out above, Sundre
inspect its WEST FRASERTM LVL before it will honor any claims under Forest Products Inc. disclaims all other warranties and guaranties,
the above warranty. express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose. No other warranty or guaranty will be
If, after inspection, Sundre Forest Products Inc. determines that a
made by or on behalf of the manufacturer or the seller or by operation
product failure exists covered by the above warranty, Sundre Forest
of law with respect to the product or its installation, storage, handling,
Products Inc. will pay to the owner of the structure an amount equal
maintenance, use, replacement or repair. Neither Sundre Forest
to the reasonable cost of labor and materials required to remove and
Products Inc. nor the seller shall be liable by virtue of any warranty or
replace or repair the defective product. The product must be protected
guaranty, or otherwise, for any special, incidental or consequential loss
from exposure to moisture from whatever source in accordance with
or damage resulting from the use of the product. Sundre Forest
provisions of the applicable building standards. Failure to protect the
Products Inc. makes no warranty or guaranty with respect to
product from moisture, except for incidental exposure during
installation of the product by the builder or the builder's contractor or
construction, may cause the product to fail to perform as warranted
any other installer.
and will void this limited lifetime warranty. Exposure to standing water
and accumulations of snow and ice without reasonably prompt Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
removal thereof will void this limited lifetime warranty. consequential damages and in such states the above limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights and you may also have rights which will vary from state to state.

For information on the above warranty, contact Sundre Forest Products Inc., Customer Service Office at 1-877-408-9433.

(877) 408.9433

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