Lumber Grades

  • Construction Heart: An all-heartwood grade containing knots; recommended for work on or near the ground.
  • Construction Common: Similar to Construction Heart except containing sapwood; recommended for most above-ground applications.
  • Clear: Free of knots, contains sapwood; ideal for highly visible, aboveground applications.
  • B Grade: Limited knots, contains sapwood; same uses as Clear.
  • Heart B: Limited knots, all heartwood.
  • Clear Heart: Free of knots, all heartwood.


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