Engineered Lumber

Engineered lumber does everything solid-sawn lumber does, except better! It’s stronger, lighter, straighter and more stable. Engineered wood is made from quick growing, abundant species such as aspen, fir, pine and poplar that are processed into wood veneers or strands, coated with adhesive, compressed into large billets, dried, then sawn into standard lumber dimensions. Laminated veneer lumber (LVL), laminated strand lumber (LSL) & parallel strand lumber (PSL), are some of the types of engineered wood products.   Georgia Pacific Engineered Lumber   Sherwood Forest Engineered Lumber


Because engineered wood products are superior in strength, stability, and uniformity to standard lumber species of the U. S., headers and girders can be engineered for greater clear spans or to carry greater loads. Check with the MAKI Corp. Engineering Department if you have any questions on using engineered lumber products in place of the traditional dimensional lumber. You’ll be glad you did!

Engineered lumber is stocked at all MAKI Building Centers locations.




     Engineered wood lumber products are also called composite wood, man-made wood, or manufactured board.     This includes a range of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers or boards of wood, along with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite materials.    The goal is to achieve products which are engineered to precise design standards for use in homes, commercial buildings, or industry.     Plywood is sometimes called the original engineered wood product.   It is made from sheets of cross-laminated veneer and bonded under heat and pressure with durable, moisture-resistant adhesives.   By alternating the grand directions of the veneers from layer to layer, panel strength and stiffness in both directions is maximized.     Engineered lumber is available in a wide variety of thicknesses, sizes, grades and exposure durability classifications, making the products ideal for use in unlimited construction, industrial, and home project applications.