Glulam Beams

Glulam Beams are 2x4 or 2x6 Douglas Fir dimensional lumber layered and laminated together with durable, moisture-resistant structural adhesives.  By laminating a number of smaller pieces of timber, a single large, strong, structural member is manufactured from smaller pieces.

Glulams are a excellent solution for exposed structural beams.

Our Glulams are specifically manufactured to be of the high quality in both strength, framing installation, and visual appearance.

  • Only Glulam that matches dimensional lumber sizes (3-1/2" and 5-1/2").  This ensures a perfect fit when framing. No sheetrock issues or structural connection issues
  • Only Glulam that has an Architectural appearance; fully sanded face, micro-eased edge, and all small knots and voids are filled
  • Takes stains exceptionally well
  • Matches Engineered Wood depths for seamless compatibility
  • 1.9 True E Stress Rating
  • Resource-efficient and 100% sustainable
  • Compatible with TJI I-Joists
  • Easier to work with than steel - cuts, nails, and handles just like regular timber

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between Douglas Fir and Yellow Pine Glulams?

The main difference is the species of wood use.  Douglas Fir Glulams use Douglas Fir from the Pacific Northwest.  They have a beautiful auburn coloring and are very appealing to the naked eye.

Yellow Pine Glulams are made using Southern Yellow Pine from the US South.  They are more blonde and yellow in color, and have bigger and darker knots.  

We find that Douglas Fir Glulams are far superior to Yellow Pine Glulams.  

Can I cut holes in Glulams?

Yes, you can cut and drill holes in Glulams for electrical, wiring, and mechanicals.  There are however limitations.  Please review the chart outlining allowable holes below.  

Can I stain or paint these Glulams?

Yes, of course.  These can be painted, stained, or left raw.  

How far can I span between supports?

This is a very nuanced question that requires a lot more information.  We have full time engineers who are able to assist with these questions, and we have proprietary software to help us design and test Glulams in a build to evaluate structural integrity.  

Allowable Holes

Allowable Holes