Hutchison carries a wide selection of engineered lumber products, constructed from wood bonded together from two or more pieces to make a single piece using adhesive and pressure. We have laminated veneer lumber which is free of the large scale defects that are common with dimension beams. We also offer multiple choices of glue laminated building columns. Made of Glulam, or glued laminated timber, these offer many structural benefits such as increased strength, great dimensional stability, and can be manufactured curved or straight. They are cut in lengths from 12' to 34'.
Glulam, short for glued laminated timber, is an engineered wood product. Large glulam members are produced from smaller pieces of stress graded and seasoned timber, known as laminates
Glulam offers many benefits when it comes to structural applications:
Large section sizes and long lengths - glulam can be manufactured curved or straight and is often used as structural beams. Finger jointing allows for long lengths.
Increased strength due to the laminating process - glulam is stronger than solid timber as it has fewer natural defects and a wider distribution. It is also comparable to steel in strength but is much lighter.
A high degree of dimensional stability - glulam is manufactured from seasoned timber and is ...