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….

What are Hardwood Lumber Grades Anyway?

What are Hardwood Lumber Grades Anyway?

Why Do We Have Hardwood Lumber Grades and What Do They Mean? For someone just beginning to purchase hardwood lumber, lumber grades can be overwhelming. Most lumber companies use the generally accepted grading rules set by the National…

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…