When to Use 2 Common Lumber

When to Use 2 Common Lumber

What is 2 Common Lumber? The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) sets the standards for hardwood lumber grades, which indicate the amount of clear, defect-free wood in a board. The best grade you’ll find in most lumberyards is…

What Factors Affect Hardwood Lumber Prices?

What Factors Affect Hardwood Lumber Prices?

  The price of hardwood lumber can vary based on many factors. The answer to a question that seems straight-forward (e.g., “how much is a board of ipe?”) actually depends on a number of variables, some of which we’ll go over here….

The Rise of Alder – A Wood Highlight of Alder Lumber

The Rise of Alder – A Wood Highlight of Alder Lumber

What is Alder? Only 20 years ago, no one had heard of this hardwood lumber from the Pacific Northwest called alder. These days, alder is a popular choice for many hardwood applications, with demand for alder lumber reflecting this new…

What is the Difference Between Gross Tally and Net Tally?

What is the Difference Between Gross Tally and Net Tally?

One of the most confounding measurements to understand if you haven’t been around the sawmill and lumber business for a long time is gross tally and net tally. What exactly is the difference between gross tally and net tally? And why…

American Cherry: Stunning for Centuries

American Cherry: Stunning for Centuries

Cherry has long been used for traditional heirloom furniture and other collectables. And these days, you can see cherry used in a wide variety of other applications as well. It is often used in architectural joinery, furniture,…