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1What region is the lumber from? Hardwood trees grow all across North America. The majority of the hardwood forests are found across the eastern
United States and are in three primary growing regions. They
are referred to as the Northern, Appalachian, and Southern
regions. Lumber from one region is not necessarily better than
the other but depending on the region the tree was grown in,
the lumber could have different characteristics, so it is important to understand the region the lumber was harvested from.
2How is the lumber tallied? Since hardwood lum- ber invoices are based on measured board footage it is important to know if the price you are being quoted
and paying is based on a gross (green lumber/before kiln
drying), or net (after kiln drying) tally. Since lumber shrinks
in the kiln drying process, getting an accurate measure of
footage for pricing is important.
3What special services do you offer? Hardwood suppliers offer several services when it comes to prepar- ing a load of lumber. The lumber can be surfaced to a
specific thickness such as 15/16 inch for 4/4 boards, it can be
straightline ripped on one edge, (SLR1E), or it can be ripped
to an exact width by ripping both edges, (SLR2E). These types
of services save time and money in the production process, but
they come at a cost so identifying this up front is important.
4Is the lumber sorted a certain way? Typically, hardwood lumber is packaged in random width and length bundles 48 inches wide and 48 inches tall. Special
width sorts, length sorts, color sorts and even feature or character sorts, (think rustic, wormy, or heartwood), can be provided.
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