Our beams and columns are exceptional for many reasons, including the type of wood we use. GlulamPLUS® is made with interior Douglas-fir rather than coastal varieties, providing a deep, rich color. From there, we use a clear adhesive between layers so that the wood’s natural beauty is not interrupted by dark lines of glue.
These are features you’ll find in every grade we offer, guaranteeing a level of consistency throughout your project.
For our Quality appearance grade, we take things a step further. We inspect for and fill broken knots, slivers, torn grains and checks. Wane, pitch pockets, loose knots, knot holes and voids on exposed surfaces are replaced by wood inserts or non-shrinking, waterproof filling material. It’s not required, but with products this beautiful, the extra steps make all the difference.