B-Grade Lumber vs Premium Grade Lumber

B Grade Lumber vs. Premium Grade Lumber

When planning out a woodworking project, you will be faced with deciding on a grade of lumber. You will find lumber with so many designations, including Grade B, premium, No. 3, and so many more. The question is, what do all these grades mean, and what distinctions make one grade better than another? Each grade …

Differences Between Hardwood and Softwood

What are the differences between Hardwood and Softwood Lumber

People who don’t regularly work with lumber would be challenged to mention even one major difference between hardwood and softwood lumber other than the fact one material is harder than the other. The fact is there are several major differences between hardwood and softwood limber. Anyone who is planning a building or construction project that …

Lumber Sales - How Small Stores Compete

Lumber Sales: How Small Building Materials Stores Compete

Smaller stores have the flexibility to provide value-added services or products. One way to do this is by offering a discounted, off-grade lumber product that satisfies the needs of your DIY, industrial, shed/garage builders, and certain remodelers. 

Low-Grade Panels for DIY

Low-Grade Panels for DIY Customers Needs

Local retailers who stock discount building materials can go a long way toward maintaining the loyalty of their valued customers. Providing an affordable alternative to build cheap outbuildings, chicken coops, and barn interiors is the key to keeping clients happy and still turning a profit.

What Is Low Grade Lumber

Low Grade Lumber: What is it and is it for you?

Low-grade lumber is an industrial graded wood which can be softwood lumber or hardwood lumber. It is available in many sizes, from 1×4 and 1×6 through common dimensional lumber sizes like 2×4, 2×6, and 2×12, and larger. Low-grade lumber typically has more wane and knots than higher wood material that is used for residential construction.  

Low-Grade OSB Panels

Low-Grade OSB Panels for Your Projects

Oriented strand board, or “OSB”, is manufactured all over the world as a panel alternative to plywood. Like many other building materials, OSB sheathing is subject to very particular grading requirements if it is going to be used in construction.