Weight of Engineered Wood
Roof Online Staff
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The following tables provide the approximate weight (dead load, self-weight) for two types of engineered wood, glulam and LVL beams, used in building construction in the U.S.
The tables provide the weight per cubic foot as well as the weight per linear foot for various dimensions of each material.
Weights for plywood, OSB, and other engineered wood panels can be found here.
About These Glulam and LVL Weight Tables
The weights we give were calculated using the product data sheets or manufacturer specifications of actual engineered wood products.
However, the values given in the tables are meant to provide a general idea of typical weights for engineered wood, and should not be used if precise values are needed for critical engineering calculations.
When precision is necessary, always refer to the specification sheet for the actual, specific product you intend to use, or contact the technical department of the manufacturer.
Further Information about Glulam and LVL Beams
To learn more about glulam and LVL, we highly recommend that you visit the website of the APA - the Engineered Wood Association. They have detailed information about engineered wood applications, beam sizing, design tables, product guides, and more.