In solid wood panels, individual softwood lamellae are sorted, planed, and assembled into multi-layered boards consisting of parallel outer layers and at least one core layer perpendicular to the orientation of the outer layers. Adhesive is used to bond the lamellae. Thus swelling and shrinkage due to climatic changes is minimal. Solid wood panels have a symmetric lay-up and the thickness of the outer layers is recommended to be at least 5 mm to fulfil the requirements for loadbearing structural timber components. No open joints are allowed in the core layer.