SPF Boards

Boards have a variety of end-use applications depending on grade. Grades are designed to reflect these end-use requirements.

The best board products are Surfaced 4 Sides (S4S) with a molder after a uniform kiln drying process designed to minimize movement and warp in the piece. The highest grades have end-stamps to maximize recovery of high-quality board faces and backs.

Examples are:

  • 2 Common or higher grades for joinery, molding or furniture
  • 3 Common or Standard & Better for construction, fencing or roof strapping
  • 4 Common or Utility for general construction or pallet
  • 5 Common or Economy for pallet applications

Board Sizes: SPF boards are described by the nominal size, which differs from actual size.

Nominal Size Actual in inches Metric in mm
1 x 2 0.75 x 1.5 19.05 x 38.1
1 x 3 0.75 x 2.5 19.05 x 63.5
1 x 4 0.75 x 3.5 19.05 x 88.9
1 x 6 0.75 x 5.5 19.05 x 139.7
1 x 8 0.75 x 7.25 19.05 x 184.1
1 x 10 0.75 x 9.25 19.05 x 235.0
1 x 12 0.75 x 11.25 19.05 x 285.8

Length: from 3 feet (0.915m) to 16 feet (4.88m) increasing in increments of two feet (0.61m) and packaged one length per bundle.

Grades: Graded according to NLGA Rules Paragraph 113 Commons or Paragraph 114 Board rules. Mill grades tend to be higher than actual requirements.

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