Interlocking Wall Systems
Continuous Girt System:
Wall girts butt up against each other to form one continuous girt.
Wall girts intersect with columns.
Typically used for lined and insulated shop buildings.
Multi-Ply, Finger-Jointed Columns
Walls are primarily constructed with nail-laminated columns formed from multiple plies ranging from 2x4’s to 2x12’s. Columns are made longer by “finger-jointing,” an interlocking process which creates a very strong bond.
Finger-joined, multiple-ply lumber columns have a number of advantages when compared to solid sawn posts:
- Decay is nearly eliminated because treatment can completely penetrate each ply.
- Columns are straight and twist-free.
- Strength and reliability are improved because wood knots are more evenly distributed.
- Long, continuous lengths can be readily manufactured.
Minimum column size for Lester Buildings is a 3-ply 2x4’s. Columns up to 5-ply 2x12’s are readily used and can go up to 12-ply, depending on structural requirements.
Using a double-press system, we manufacture our trusses per order
. The truss saw is programmed to cut the boards to the exact length needed to ensure accuracy and reduce construction time. We can easily manufacture trusses with a 120’ width.