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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 the timber will be weakened structurally and care has to be taken to leave enough continuous grain. Second, they “check” or crack as the wood dries out and shrinks. These limitations are considered beautiful and are desired by many clients and interior designers, but for people who do not care for the checking, or who want long graceful curved beams, glulam timbers are an option.

Glulam beams are formed by laying down one inch boards on top of each other and gluing the boards together. The result is a stable beams that does not check and is very strong.

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Glulam Beams & Finishes

Glue laminated arches

Glue laminated Arches & Natural Timber Girder Trusses

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

Southern Yellow Pine that is Glue-Laminated and Planed Smooth

Glulam Southern Yellow Pine that has been Rough Sawn

Southern Yellow Pine that is Glulaminated & 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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