With The Grain News – September 2014
Explaining Lumber Grading
How do you know you’re getting what you paid for when you buy lumber? The grading system. Since wood varies according to species, sizes, and defects, various industries and trades rely on the grading system for assurance they’re getting quality lumber. Another critical factor affecting strength and performance is moisture. For a better understanding of the lumber grading rules and the importance of knowing wood’s moisture content, click below.
Understanding Wood Moisture Content
Anyone who works with wood must grasp the importance of moisture content. After all, it’s one of the most basic properties of wood. Failure to understand wood moisture content and its coming and going – what’s commonly called wood movement – can lead to a ruined project. The best way to know what wood is going to do during any woodworking or flooring project requires you to click below.
So you want to build something out of wood? Well, before you get started you’ll have to make some important decisions. Decisions such as:
- Do I have adequate space?
- Do I know what type of wood will work best?
- Will it require a small or big budget for the lumber and everything else to complete the project?
Tackling a woodworking project or wood floor installation? Do it right! Determine temperature, relative humidity, and dew point temperature before, during, and after your application with this handy pocket-size device.
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