Veneer-based engineered wood products (EWPs) are widely used in construction. Veneer-based EWPs are made of thin veneer sheets or veneer strands with adhesives, mainly including plywood, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and parallel strand lumber (PSL). This chapter first discusses veneer-based EWPs in terms of their manufacturing, properties, and applications. Secondly, it introduces how veneer sheets or veneer strands intersect with each other in these products, providing additional strength and stable dimensions. Thirdly, this chapter overviews the effects of element dimensions, basic structure, veneer grade, adhesive type, and processing parameters on the properties of these products. Finally, it illustrates the uses of veneer-based EWPs through examples with a focus on their construction applications.
Part of the book: Engineered Wood Products for Construction