Glued laminated timber is a process used in the manufacture of wood panels used mainly in the erection of a frame. Being visible or coated, glued laminated timber can be used in building structures or in load-bearing structures of bridges.
It is also possible to use it for the manufacture of smaller objects and in all carpentry work. This technique is also found in the design of sports equipment such as snowshoes, skis, etc.
At PSIR, we use this process in our wooden glasses!
This consists of making a wooden slab by gluing very thin layers of wood on top of each other. This gives homogeneous composite wood plates that are easy to work with for trimming the faces and branches of the frame.
The advantage of this technique is that it allows you to build strong and light frames. And in addition, it always allows you to choose the color of your glasses!
At PSIR, we play with the colors of the wood slats to create effects in the thickness of the face or the temples, it is exclusively the outer lamella which will give color to the frame.
For this strip, a strip of raw wood to give a solid wood glasses effect, a strip of stained wood or marquetry , or even something else like abalone shell for the Parisienne !
We also sometimes insert strips of aluminum, carbon, or plastic in our wooden glasses like the Lyonnaise a > in order to give even more resistance to the frame.