Wood Column (LRFD) Calculator to NDS 2018 (LRFD)

Easy to use online Wood Column (LRFD) software for American standards.


The ClearCalcs timber column LRFD calculator to NDS 2018 enables the fast and accurate design of wood columns and studs to American standards. With support for dynamic load linking between beams and columns, easily design accurate and quality engineered columns, and select from our database of thousands of US wood sections.

Presets Available

Presets enable you to quickly design a wide range of different calculation types using smart, prefilled settings to save time.

  • Generic Concentrically-Loaded Column
  • Interior Isolated Column
  • Exposed Outdoor Isolated Column
  • Interior Stud Wall
  • Exterior Stud Wall

Key Sections in the Wood Column (LRFD) Calculator

  • Loads
  • Weak Axis Loads
  • Design Conditions
  • Member Properties
  • Load Combinations (ASCE 7-16, Section 2)
  • Critical Load Determination
  • Elastic Modulus (NDS 2018 2.3)
  • Capacity in Pure Axial Loading (NDS 2018 Section 3.7)
  • Capacity in Pure Bending (NDS 2018 Section 3.3)
  • Combined Bending and Compression (NDS 2018 Section 3.9)
  • Shear Design (NDS 2018 3.4)
  • Bearing Perpendicular to Column (NDS 2018 Section 3.10)
  • X-Axis Deflections
  • Y-Axis Deflections

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