Stock Question. What makes a Laminate stock different from a regular stock?


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longdayjake
November 9, 2009, 09:21 PM
The title says it all. Why is a laminate stock called a laminate? What is different about a laminate stock from like a walnut or other hardwood?

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Maverick223
November 9, 2009, 09:25 PM
Laminate stocks are engineered (manufactured) wood. They are actually composed of several layers glued together to make a composite(akin to plywood), not a single hunk of lumbar like a typical hardwood stock. It is called laminate because it is laminated from several layers of wood. Laminate stocks are typically stronger (due to the alternating grain pattern), is slightly more weather resistant, and IMO suffers a little WRT appearance when compared to a nice walnut stock. :)

Big_E
November 9, 2009, 09:28 PM
Laminate stocks are made of multiple layers of wood glued together. Supposedly they resist warping and other elements that normal wood is vulnerable too. Of a stock of the same dimensions a laminate one will be slightly heavier than a normal wood.

Hope that helps. Oh and you can make laminate look pretty cool, but not as cool as a "tiger stripe" maple.

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