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.

C SEL Mostly clear of defects

D SEL Almost clear of defects, small knots

1 COM Highest quality with small knot appearances

2 COM Like 1 Common, but somewhat larger knots

3 COM Larger knots than 2 Common

Interior Trim   
General Woodworking Projects   
Boxes & Crate    

Engineered Wood

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