13. Structural Composites

  1. Rubin Shmulsky and
  2. P. David Jones

Published Online: 13 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch13

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Shmulsky, R. and Jones, P. D. (2011) Structural Composites, in Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820743

Online ISBN: 9780470960035



  • structural composites, revolutionizing - nature of wood construction;
  • composite wood products, in general - increasing value of forest resource;
  • composite lumber, natural strength with modern engineering - efficient structural products;
  • wood-based structural panels - plywood and oriented strand board (OSB);
  • structural plywood, panel product of peeled veneer layers - glued;
  • heating the blocks - softwood veneer blocks, heated prior to peeling;
  • sample grade stamp - for softwood plywood;
  • market for softwood plywood - industrial sector, furniture frames, truck trailer linings;
  • OSB applications - use of OSB, for structural panels;
  • engineered I joists - providing a market for its constituent materials


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • End-jointed Lumber

  • Glulam Timber

  • Structural Plywood

  • Veneer Clipping

  • Drying

  • Veneer Grading

  • Layup

  • OSB

  • LVL

  • Strand-based Composite Lumber Products

  • Basic Steps in Composite Lumber Manufacturing

  • Engineered I Joists

  • Adhesives

  • Factors Affecting Production Efficiency

  • References and Supplemental Reading