Structural Composite Lumber:
An engineered wood product designed for structural use, SCL is manufactured from wood strands or veneers bonded with adhesives and created using a layering technique where the outcome is a block known as a billet. Similar to conventional sawn lumber and timber, SCL products are used for common structural applications and include laminated veneer lumber (LVL), parallel strand lumber (PSL), laminated strand lumber (LSL) and oriented strand lumber (OSL).
With its ability to be manufactured using small, fast-grow and underutilized trees, SCL represents an efficient use of wood resources as it helps to meet the challenge of increasing demand for quality structural lumber. As part of the engineered wood products family, SCL has been successfully used in a variety of areas used as headers and beams, truss chords, I-Joist flanges, columns and studs and other applications.
Structural composite lumber products are proprietary and vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.