Sizes Available

LVL is available in lengths up to 24.4m (80′), while more common lengths are 14.6m (48′), 17m (56′), 18.3m (60′) and 20.1m (66′).

LVL is manufactured in thicknesses from l9mm (3/4″) to 64mm (2-1/2″). One manufacturer also offers an 89mm (3-l/2″) thickness.

The most common thickness used in construction is 45mm (1-3/4″), from which wider beams can be easily constructed by gun-nailing the plies together on site.

LVL is manufactured in billet widths of 610mm (24″) or 1220mm (48″). The desired LVL beam depth may be cut from these billet widths. Commonly used LVL beam depths, as shown in Table 1, are 241mm (9-1/2″), 302mm (11-7/8″), 356mm (14″), 406mm (16″) and 476mm (18-3/4″). Depths of 140mm (5-1/2″), 184mm (7-1/4″) and 610mm (24″) are also available.

 

Table 1: LVL – Standard Sizes
Size (bxd)
mm in
45 x 241 1-3/4 x 9-1/2
45 x 302 1-3/4 x 11-7/8
45 x 356 1-3/4 x 14
45 x 406 1-3/4 x 16
45 x 476 1-3/4 x 18-3/4
Notes:1. Available in thickness of 45mm (1-3/4″) for laminating wider members.2. Refer to manufacturer’s literature for specific load bearing capacity.