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Are There Very Large Dimensions For Lumber?

Asked by Nile on November 18, 2015

Hi, I was wondering about the dimension of extremely large timber members. Are there very large dimensions for lumber (like 2′ x 3′ or more).

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Answered by Doug Friant

Dear Nile:

We can get very large timbers in Douglas Fir which is prone to very large checks, or in glue-laminated material.

The checks are natural, and make the timber look old.

http://www.vermonttimberworks.com/learn/wood-textures/shake-checking/

http://www.vermonttimberworks.com/learn/wood-finishes/glulam-beams/

Best regards,

Doug

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