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Let Schoeneman’s knowledgeable staff help you find a better grade of lumber for your construction needs. With years of experience helping contractors and subcontractors select the best building materials, we will help you balance quality and cost so that you can build with pride.

Hardwood Grades

Lumber is graded by the percentage of defects in a given length and width of hardwood boards. Grades are listed from highest to lowest and are provided by the National Hardwood Lumber Association.

Wood Grade

FAS     

SEL      

1Com  

2ACom  

3ACom 

Miniumum Size    

6" x 8'

4" x 6'

3" x 4'

3" x 4'

3" x 4'

Percent Clear

83%

83%

66%

50%

33%

     

Softwood Grades

Softwoods are divided into two categories: dimensional lumber, with a grade based on strength, and appearance boards, which are typically used for woodworking projects. Grades are listed from highest to lowest. Grading systems may vary as several organizations play a role in rating softwoods.

Grade

C SEL

D SEL

1 COM

2 COM

3 COM

Description 

 Mostly clear
of defects

Almost clear
of defects,
small knots

Highest quality
with small knot appearances

Like 1 Common, but somewhat larger knots

Larger knots than 2 Common

Uses

furniture, shelving,
interior trim, cabinets, flooring 

furniture, shelving,
interior trim, flooring

furniture, paneling, shelving,
general woodworking projects

paneling, shelving,
general woodworking projects
paneling, shelving, fences, boxes, crates
   


No matter your lumber needs, Schoeneman’s has the selection and the service to help you. Stop in today and we’ll lend a hand!