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Light and solid wood beams: what are the differences?

Among the working centres we design and manufacture at Essetre, Techno Saw is a machine specifically designed to cut and process trusses, framework house elements and also light and solid wood beams.

But what is the difference between these two types of wood?

We will explain it below: read more!

Processing wooden beams is also an art.

And for this reason, it requires machines that are not only precise, but also able to withstand large amounts of work. Yes, because timber construction is a sector that is growing both in Italy and worldwide. Wooden beams fall into two main categories: solid wood and glulam. Let’s discover them in detail.

Not only Techno Saw: discover the other working centres designed for people working in timber construction!

Solid wood: an all natural elegance.

Solid wood beams are a natural work of art. They are subjected to a drying process that preserves them from mould and bacteria, before being processed to make them weather- and insect-resistant.

Finally, the aesthetic is enhanced with customised paints and colours.

Solid wood is known for its beauty and strength. Each piece is unique, but has some dimensional limitations. It may show little cracks and imperfections due to its nature, but in most cases these features increase its aesthetic value.

Glulam: lightweight and stability.

Glulam beams are created by joining selected boards that are horizontally glued together. This process allows the creation of pieces with different sizes and shapes, without architectural limits. This material, artificially created from a natural base, is known for its stability and smooth structure. It is without the characteristic imperfections of solid wood, which may make it appear less aesthetically distinctive. However, its versatility is a great advantage.

Solid wood or glulam?

These types of wood are the main types used in the construction sector.

Knowing their advantages and disadvantages, as well as their aesthetics, is useful to make the right choice when projecting buildings for residential, industrial or commercial use.

The professionals in the sector, well-known to us at Essetre, play a decisive role in the processing of wooden beams. For this reason, we continue to invest in the development of better and better technologies to simplify their production and achieve more precise results in the shortest possible time.

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