Laminated Veneer Lumber

Engineered Wood

Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

Providing the superior performance and durability of engineered wood, International Beams Laminated Veneer Lumber is perfectly suited to spans bearing heavy loads and multi-span applications.

The normal problems associated with increased lumber sizes – like decreased dimensional stability and uniformity – do not apply to our LVL, which utilizes ultrasonically tested and graded Douglas Fir veneer with evenly dispersed natural defects.

Engineered for Quality

Checking is minimized because IB LVL is cured in a controlled process in which waterproof adhesives boost stability and reduce warps and twists. Our LVL is machine ripped to generate uniform size and rigid, flat surfaces with inherently superior nail-holding characteristics.

You can be assured of consistent high performance when IB LVL is handled and installed in accordance with our Installation Guide.

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International Beams LVL Design Manual

The LVL Design Manual provides information on the following topics,

  • 2.0E IB LVL Design Properties - Allowable Design Properties - 1 3/4” - Allowable Design Properties - 3 1/2”
  • 2.0E IB LVL Floor Beams
  • 2.0E IB LVL Garage Door Headers - 1 Story Application Table - 1 3/4/” width - 2 Story Application Table - 1 3/4” width
  • 2.0E IB LVL Window and Door Headers - 1 Story Application Table - 1 3/4/” width - 2 Story Application Table - 1 3/4” width
  • 2.0E IB LVL Allowable Uniform Loads - Floor 100% 1 3/4”
  • 2.0E IB LVL Allowable Uniform Loads - Roof 100% 1 3/4”
  • 1.5E IB LVL Design Properties - Allowable Design Properties - 1 3/4” - Allowable Design Properties - 3 1/2”
  • 1.5E IB LVL Floor Beams
  • 1.5E IB LVL Garage Door Headers - 1 Story Application Table - 1 3/4/” width - 2 Story Application Table - 1 3/4” width
  • 1.5E IB LVL Window and Door Headers - 1 Story Application Table - 1 3/4/” width - 2 Story Application Table - 1 3/4” width
  • 1.5E IB LVL Allowable Uniform Loads - Floor 100% 1 3/4”
  • 1.5E IB LVL Allowable Uniform Loads - Roof 100% 1 3/4”
  • 2.0E Column Allowable Axial Loads (lbs) - Steel or Column Bearing - Plate Bearing
  • Installation Instructions - Connection Details - Multiple Piece Assembly and Side Load Capacity
  • Handling Instructions and Sizing Software

The LVL Product Guide is a PDF document. Download by clicking on the cover. Need Adobe Reader? Click on the Adobe Icon to download.

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Design Manual - LVL

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Handling

Handling and Storage Guidelines

  • LVL should be protected from the weather and stored lying flat.
  • Product must not be stored in contact with the ground.
  • Store LVL in wrapped bundles, provide air circulation and support bundles with 2x4 stickers.
  • On the job site, protect from the weather both before and after installation. LVL is intended for use in covered, dry conditions only.
  • Except as described in the Design Manual, LVL should not be cut, drilled or notched.
  • Do not install wet or visually damaged product.
Laminated veneer lumber also known as LVL

Code Approvals

Code Approvals

International Beams engineered wood Laminated Veneer Lumber meets the building code requirements for jurisdictions in the United States.

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IB LVL bearing the EWS mark is manufactured in accordance with an APA or a national standard such as ICC-ES AC47 and ASTM D2559.

Quality of all APA and EWS trademarked products is subject to verification through APA audit.

2250Fb-1.5E and 3100Fb-2.0E grades of IB LVL are manufactured by Murphy Engineered Wood Products Division.

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IB LVL ESR-2913 Report

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APA Product Report PR-L283

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