Lumber Resources

Pine Lumber 101

Board Foot (bf): (Nominal Thickness x Nominal Width x Nominal Length) / 12

  • Example- (1″ x 8″ x 8′) / 12 = 5.33 board feet

 

Price per Board Foot = Total Price/ board feet

  • Example- 1″ x 8″ x 8′ = $7.25
    • Total Price / Board Footage
    • $7.25 / 5.33 = $1.36 per bf

 

Line Foot (lf): One foot of length regardless of width or thickness

 

Price per Linear foot = 1″ x 8″ x 8′ = $7.25

  • Total Price / Length
  • $7.25 / 8′ = $0.91 per lf

 

NeLMA Pine Lumber Grades

Rustic:

Rustic grade is the lowest common board grade. It admits large characteristics in any combination as long as the piece is usable full length.

 

Standard:

Standard grade is highly serviceable and used in a wide variety of applications that take advantage of the full range of Eastern White Pine characteristics.

 

Premium:

Premium grade is a quality appearance knotty grade used in the same applications as Select where larger and more numerous characteristics are desired. The reverse face of Premium shall permit sound characteristics typical of Standard grade material. This grade allows sound and tight knots.

 

Select:

D & Better Select is a combination of the top two Eastern White Pine grades, C Select and D Select. Material of this high-quality grade combination is used for natural or stained finish applications, fine woodworking, or interior trim. Although the reverse face of D Select shall permit sound characteristics typical of Standard grade material, C Select shall only permit the characteristics of D Select on the back.

 

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