What is this material?


What is this stuff?
http://mocoloco.com/archives/gus_bench_icff_may_05.jpg
The description says (available from main page):
"Detail from a new bench from Gus made from construction beam material."
The end grain looks like compressed worms.
-Brett.
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Glulam.
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"New Wave" Dave In Houston



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LVL. slightly different from glue lam, but same idea.

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It is Laminated Veneer Lumber, commonly known as LVL's. It is used for high strength headers, beams, and joists in (mostly) residential construction. Now a cool idea would be to make, say, a picture frame from endgrain slices of scrap. Wouldn't that be cool!
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I bet that it would make an interesting turned form as well.
Patriarch, thinking maybe a 36 grit gouge would be in order...
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On Tue, 17 May 2005 19:28:31 -0500, Patriarch
You think that's a weird material? Try "Fluff" <http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/002733.html or "extruded pathogen-free municipal solid waste compost" to its friends.
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