How to Design a Wood Beam, including Joists, Rafters, and Ridge Beams to NDS 2018

The Wood Beam calculator in ClearCalcs enables the fast design and analysis of simple and complex span beams. For a quick refresher on beam basics in ClearCalcs, see our How to Use the Beam Analysis Calculator article or view our quick article on how to enter distributed loads. The below short videos include worked examples of a wood girder and joist design in ClearCalcs, as well as a full hour-long Wood Design Webinar.

Quick Wood and Steel Girder Design Example

Quick Wood Joist Design Example

Rafter Design Example

Ridge Beam Design Example

Full Wood Beam Design to NDS 2018 Webinar