Glued laminated timber, is a timber product manufactured from dimensional lumber, called laminating stock. This laminating stock (lamstock) comes in 2” nominal thickness and standard nominal widths although custom widths are possible ranging from 2” up to 14 ¼” actual widths. The lamstock is joined together end to end, then glued together in laminations using waterproof, state of the art adhesives, creating nearly unbounded possible beam depths and lengths. After a curing process, glulam beams are planed and sanded, then sent to fabrication. Each beam is fabricated to the exacting standards set forth by Timber Systems’ designers.
Glued laminated timber (glulam) is an engineered structural material consisting of a number of graded, kiln dried and selected full length laminations - usually 45mm thick - having their grain essentially parallel and bonded with proven adhesives, to form a solid piece of practically any length, shape and size.