Laminated Veneer Lumber

Laminated Veneer Lumber

Laminated Veneer Lumber: also known as LVL is the most widely used of the structural composite lumber products. It is produced by bonding thin wood veneers together in a large billet so that the grain of all veneers is parallel to the long direction. The LVL billet is...
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Oriented Strand Board

Oriented Strand Board or OSB consists of wood strands bonded with adhesives to form a mat. Like the veneer in plywood, these mats are layered and oriented for maximum strength, stiffness and stability. The individual strands are typically three to four inches long....
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Plywood

The original engineered wood, plywood consists of veneers arranged in perpendicular layers. The layers consist of veneer plies laminated with the grain running in the same direction. There are always an odd number of layers, with the grain of the face layers typically...
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Plywood Weight

An easy way to estimate how much a stack of plywood will weigh is to figure about 25 lbs. per 1/4 in. of thickness. For example, one 4×8-ft. sheet of 1/4-in. plywood will weigh about 25 lbs., 1/2-in. about 50 lbs., and 3/4-in. about 75 lbs. This can help you...
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Prefabricated Wood I-joists

Sometimes referred to as I-beams, are structural, load-carrying products. I-joists are typically available in long lengths and because they are very lightweight can be easily handled at the jobsite without the need for costly handling equipment. Their “I”...
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Structural Composite Panels

Structural composite panels (the APA tradename is COM-PLY) consist of veneer faces bonded to a wood-base core material, such as OSB. Composite panels are manufactured in three- or five-layer arrangements. A three-layer panel has a wood fiber core and a veneer face and...