Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

November 8th, 2017

LVL is a layered composite of wood veneers and adhesive, used in veneer furniture.  LVL made up of parallel laminations of veneer, glued and processed to form a wood based material that’s similar to sawn timber. LVL processing is as follows:

  • Debarked spruce logs are first soaked in hot water
  • Next, blocks are cut into a thick veneer
  • The veneer is then cut into sheets and lengths
  • Veneers are dried to a moisture content below 5 per cent
  • They are then are ultrasonically graded, with the higher grade placed on the outer faces of the plank.
  • Thermosetting phenolic resin glue is spread on the upper side of each sheet, except on the upper faces
  • The material is laid such that  the direction of the grain is all the same
  • The veneers are finally pressed to spread the glue evenly before entering a hot-press to make the final wood material solid.

LVL is very similar to parallel strand lumber.

Last Modified / Updated on: March 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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