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.
- 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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