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Green Solution: Laminated Veneer Lumber

Carter Oosterhouse explains how LVL is a great material for entertainment centers and is good for forests at the same time.

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Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is the most widely used of the structural composite lumber products. No old growth trees are cut down to produce the material, instead lumber is grown specifically to be harvested for construction purposes. LVL is stronger than conventional lumber and is less likely to warp or shrink. LVL was used in this project to create a bar countertop and entertainment center.

Product Information for Items Used in this Room Makeover:
bar stool (Agne item ##90087211); cushion covers (Lillberg, Grasbo white item #00119810); woven chair (Hastveda item #00035127); sofa (Lillberg, cover Grasbo white, frame black, item #20063162); loveseat (Lillberg, cover Grasbo white, frame black, item #40063161); plants (Spathiphyllum item #40038143, Kardemumma item #80113084); area rug (Karby item #80094047); side table (Lack, item #80104268); vases (red Salong item #30119837, Farm item #00092655, Havtorn Aveny #10116095); candle (Fenomen block item #30115165); curtains (Ritva #00111989); door curtain (Anno Stra panel item #80078132); floor lamp (Ekarp item #90072422); cylindrical pillow (Lotten Mork item #70102929); square pillow (Fenja Rand item #40079534); bar light fixtures (Basisk Pendant Lamp item #80088598) — Ikea
button tufted cube ottoman (catalog #B0007LYRMO) — Target
light fixture (Progress Lighting model #P4961-30); paints (Behr Premium Plus With Style faux glaze no. 748, Behr red glaze SW6885 Knockout Orange, bar wall base coat Behr Harvester SW6373, Behr bar wall Dill SW6438, bar and closet Behr Terra Brun SW6048) — Home Depot