face is 99%
clear (free of defects), occasional, small defects such as worm holes may
occur. On surfaced lumber occasional planer tear out, chipping, or
be expected. The opposite face,
edges, and ends may contain defects including but not limited to knots and
holes (but not thru), worm holes, bird peck, planer tear out and skip, pith, etc.. Sapwood is admitted unless specifically limited by the
surface grade. Usually, but not always, Cuttings are SLR1or2E
(Straight Lined Ripped one or two Edge (s).
(clear one face)
– the clear face admits sapwood.
(clear heartwood one face)
– the clear face is all heartwood (no sapwood).
CH2F (clear heartwood two face) – both faces are clear
heartwood (no sapwood).
Cutting Size -
Size will be equal to or greater than the selected size up to the
limits of the SF order quantity. Thus most cuttings will be larger
than the selected cutting size but one cutting may be smaller than the
selected cutting size because of the SF qty. limit. We will not ship a SF quantity greater then
that ordered. Therefore you should order a SF quantity greater then
the SF of the selected cutting size or multiples thereof. This is one of the
reasons we ask for a 3 SF minimum quantity.
Cutting Length -
from 24" to 54" in 6" increments. Lengths will vary
within the increment.
Cutting Width -
3", 4", or 6"
width depending upon length. Widths will vary within the
We use care when planing.
We take multiple passes to maximize heartwood, minimize defects and
sapwood, and minimize tear out by paying attention to grain
direction. The charge doesn't begin to cover the labor cost.