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EdgeMatched™ Glulam WRC

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FraserWood EdgeMatchedTM Glulam

The Benefits of Laminated Timber with the Consistent, Clean Look of Clear Timbers

EdgeMatched GlulamEdgeMatchedTM Glulam beams are manufactured to meet the demanding APA strength, stiffness and connection capacity requirements for glue-laminated timbers. They also meet a higher standard for dimensional tolerance, stability, squareness and, above all, visual appeal.

The unnatural, striped appearance of standard Glulam results primarily from two characteristics of Glulam manufacturing. The layup of standard laminations randomly uses both flat sawn grain and vertical grain on the edges of the lamina and randomly introduces both heartwood and sapwood. The mixture of these appearance characteristics creates the striped, inconsistent appearance of standard Glulams. Not only can EdgeMatched Glulam meet the demanding engineering requirements for a Glulam beam, but its visual appeal will allow it to become a feature of any design.

Certified Strength and Stability

EdgeMatchedTM Glulam beams meet all APA and ANSI requirements for structural glue-laminated timbers. When determining the required beam size and strength, just use the same approach you would use to design a standard Glulam beam. All of the same specifications apply. The difference is this: FraserWood's special manufacturing capabilities and attention to detail make EdgeMatchedTM Glulam virtually indistinguishable from solid-sawn timber.

Innovative Manufacturing

EdgeMatched<sup>TM</sup> Glulam DetailTo reduce the striped, inconsistent appearance of standard Glulams and create the signature clean beauty of EdgeMatched timbers, FraserWood starts with standard APA specified laminations for the core of the Glulam. We then edge glue thick vertical grain strips of all heartwood onto the narrow faces of the core laminations using PurbondTM formaldehyde-free glue per APAs ANSI standard, creating individual lamina which meet your projects timber width and appearance requirements. These special laminations of all vertical grain heartwood on the narrow face greatly reduce the unnatural, striped wood appearance creating a more consistent grain pattern, color, and texture.

Lastly, we stamp the EdgeMatchedTM Glulam with the certifying agency mark, confirming to all parties that it meets the project requirements.

Special Curved Applications

Known for delivering dry, stable and square timbers of accurate dimension, FraserWood is extending this tradition to its Glulam products. Just as with standard Glulam, we manufacture both straight and curved EdgeMatchedTM Glulams, and well ensure your order is completed to the FraserWood standard of quality. Take advantage of EdgeMatched Glulams outstanding specifications and design flexibility to meet your most demanding project requirements.

The Attributes of EdgeMatchedTM Glulam

  • Crafted from superior western woods timber
  • Vertical grain or flat-sawn narrow face options
  • Exceptional stability and connection capacity
  • Meets all ANSI and APA requirements for Glulam timber
  • Virtually indistinguishable from solid-sawn timber
  • Manufactured as straight or curved members
  • Stamped with certifying agency mark on request

Available Species

  • White Spruce
  • Douglas Fir
  • Hemlock
  • Western Red Cedar
  • Yellow Cedar
  • Port Orford Cedar

Available Sizes

  • Widths: Up to 16"
  • Depths: Up to 36"
  • Lengths: Up to 45'



Available Literature

EdgeMatched Glulam Product Sheet

EdgeMatchedTM Glualm Product Sheet. Contains information about species and production standards.
FraserWood Capabilities Brochure FraserWood Capabilities Brochure. Contains information about all of the FraserWood products and services.