On 01.53 by Lumint Design
Wood laminated posts and beams 

we want to present a solid beauty of laminate wood posts or beams for your home structural an architectural appearance

a product comprising a number of layers of dimensional lumber bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant structural adhesives.

By laminating a number of smaller pieces of lumber, a single large, strong, structural member is manufactured from smaller pieces. These structural members are used as vertical columns or horizontal beams, as well as curved, arched shapes. Solid wood laminated posts or beams is readily produced in curved shapes and is available in a range of species and appearance characteristics to meet varied end-use requirements. Connections are usually made with bolts or plain steel dowels and steel plates.

Solid wood laminated posts or beams optimizes the structural values of wood, which is a renewable resource. Because of their composition, large Solid wood laminated posts or beams members can be manufactured from a variety of smaller trees harvested from second-growth forests and plantations. Solid wood laminated posts or beams provides the strength and versatility of large wood members without relying on the old growth-dependent solid-sawn timbers.As with other engineered wood products, it reduces the overall amount of wood used when compared to solid sawn timbers by diminishing the negative impact of knots and other small defects in each component board.

Solid wood laminated posts or beams has much lower embodied energythan reinforced concrete and steel, although it entails more embodied energy than solid timber. However, the laminating process allows timber to be used for much longer spans, heavier loads, and complex shapes than reinforced concrete or steel. Solid wood laminated posts or beams is one tenth the weight of steel and one sixth the weight of concrete – the embodied energy to produce it is one sixth of that for a comparable strength of steel. Solid wood laminated posts or beams can be manufactured to a variety of straight and curved configurations, so it offers architects artistic freedom without sacrificing structural requirements.

Solid wood laminated posts or beams arches of the Sheffield Winter Garden

The high strength and stiffness of laminated timbers enable Solid wood laminated posts or beams beams and arches to span large distances without intermediate columns, allowing more design flexibility than with traditional timber construction. The size is limited only by transportation and handling constraints.