Technical Publications

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Technical Publications

The Southern Forest Products Association’s International Lumber Library is the resource for properly using Southern Pine lumber in your next project.

Each of the 14-plus publications, translated in 12 languages, provides design-build professionals, residential contractors, do-it-yourselfers, and everyone in between the tools and information necessary for designing and building with Southern Pine.

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The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) does not test lumber or establish design values. The purpose of these guides is to collect and organize data available from other sources for the convenience of builders, engineers, architects and other professionals.

The Southern Pine design values contained herein are taken from the Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber, 2014 Edition, published by the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau, and the adjustment factors are taken from the National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction, published by the American Wood Council.

Neither the Southern Forest Products Association, nor its members, warrant that the data from such sources contained herein are correct, and disclaim responsibility for injury or damage resulting from the use of such design values.

The conditions under which lumber is used in construction may vary widely, as does the quality of workmanship and construction methods. Neither the Southern Forest Products Association, nor its members, have knowledge of the quality of workmanship or construction methods used on any construction project, and, accordingly, do not warrant the design or performance of the lumber in completed structures.

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