Composite of wood veneer sheet elements joined with an adhesive with wood fibers primarily oriented along the length of the member. Veneer thickness does not exceed 0.25".
LVL is manufactured by laminating veneer with all grain laid-up parallel. It can be manufactured by using various species of wood fiber in various thicknesses.
Structural grade timber veneers glued together under pressure to form a dimensionally stable and uniform product. An engineered (man-made) wood product that is a substitute for dimensional lumber. LVL is glued such that the grain direction of all veneers is parallel; this is different than plywood in which the grain directions of adjacent veneers is perpendicular to one another. LVL and other composite lumber products have a number of advantages over solid lumber, including the ability to make large-sized members from small diameter trees. Such products also allow the dispersion of gross defects such as large knots.
Large sheets of veneer bonded together with resin, then cut to lumber-equivalent sizes.
A structural beam composed of wood laminates. They are pressure bonded with adhesives to attain a high integrity structural beam.
A structural lumber manufactured from veneers laminated into a panel with the grain of all the veneers running parallel to each other.
Beams made from thin layers of wood, similar to thick pieces of plywood.
Created by parallel lamination of veneers into a thickness normal to solid sawn lumber, which is 3/4" to 2 1/4" and is considered engineered lumber.
Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is an engineered wood product that uses multiple layers of thin wood assembled with adhesives. It offers several advantages over typical milled lumber: it is stronger, straighter, and more uniform. It is much less likely than conventional lumber to warp, twist, bow, or shrink due to its composite nature.