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Glulams

Glue-Laminated Beams

Glu Laminated Douglas Fir Timbers with Different Stains & Finishes

There  are pros and cons to using solid sawn beams versus glue laminated timber. Natural timber beams have several limitations. First, they are generally straight. They can have curves cut into them, but care has to be taken to leave enough continuous grain so the timber is now weakened structurally. Second, they “check” or crack as the wood dries out and shrinks. Both of these limitations are considered beautiful and are desired by many interior designers, but for people who do not care for the checking, or who want long graceful curved beams, glulam timbers are an option. Layers of one inch boards are laid up and glued together to form a beam – the result is stable, does not check, and is very strong.

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BROWSE THE COMMON TYPES OF FINISH FOR GLULAM

Southern Yellow Pine that is Glue-Laminated and has been Planed Smooth

Southern Yellow Pine that is Glue-Laminated and has been Planed Smooth

Glue laminated arches

Glue laminated Arches Being Used Along with Natural Timber for the House on the Lake

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn

Glu Laminated and Planed Smooth Southern Yellow Pine

Glue-Laminated and Planed Smooth Southern Yellow Pine

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Planed Smooth and has a Golden Oak Stain

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Planed Smooth and has a Golden Oak Stain

Glu Laminated Southern Yellow Pine that has been Planed Smooth and has an Early American Stain

Glue-Laminated Southern Yellow Pine that has been Planed Smooth and has an Early American Stain

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn and has a Golden Oak Stain

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn and has a Golden Oak Stain

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn and has an Early American Stain

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn and has an Early American Stain

Glulam, Planed Smooth, Douglas Fir Timber left Natural

Glulam, Planed Smooth, Douglas Fir Timber Left Natural

Glulam, Rough Sawn, Douglas Fir Timber with a Golden Oak Stain

Glulam, Rough Sawn, Douglas Fir Timber with a Golden Oak Stain

Glulam, Rough Sawn, Douglas Fir Timber with an Early American Stain

Glulam, Rough Sawn, Douglas Fir Timber with an Early American Stain

Glulam, Rough Sawn, Douglas Fir Timber with a Natural Stain

Glulam, Rough Sawn, Douglas Fir Timber Left Natural

Glulam, Planed Smooth, Douglas Fir Timber with an Early American Stain

Glulam, Planed Smooth, Douglas Fir Timber with an Early American Stain

Glulam, Planed Smooth, Douglas Fir Timber with a Golden Oak Stain

Glulam, Planed Smooth, Douglas Fir Timber with a Golden Oak Stain

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