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Frame Wall Construction
Framing lumber must:
Have good stiffness and nail-holding properties.
Be free from warp and easy to work.
Species that meet these criteria include:
Douglas fir, southern yellow pine, hemlock, spruce, and larch.
Lumber grade commonly used is No. 2.
Moisture content should be 15% to 19%.