Lumber is the wood in any of its stages to use for construction, or wood pulp or paper production. Is certainly supplied either rough or finished. Besides pulpwood, rough lumber is the raw material for furniture making and other items requiring additional shaping and cutter. There are basically three types of lumber, they are, Rough sawn lumber which look same as the name implies. The wood is cut into logs from boards leaving a rough surface varied length, width and wider. The wood is sold either as green, kiln dried or air dried. For the purpose of gluing, dried boards are best. It is better to check the moisture content of the lumber before buying. Missing use the moisture meter to probe the end grain of the board. Moisture content is 4-7% for hardwood and 6-8% of softwood is mandatory. Basically there are two types of wood, softwood and hardwood, softwood comes from trees like fir, pine, spruce, cedar etc. and is required for structural applications and hardwood that comes from trees such as beech, elm, oak etc and it's used for decorative purposes and for furniture, millwork, doors, paneling etc.
Most hardwood boards are graded with the assumption that they will be cut up and glued back together again and most softwood lumber is graded with the assumption that it are usually used full size. For hardwood and softwood lumber, the actual grade is assigned at sawmill. Normally, this is done visually, although some softwood lumber is graded by machine and also it is relatively simple. A trained grader looks at the board, takes some quick measurements and also assigns the grade. With softwood lumber (2 x 4 inches and up), that grade is stamped over a wood and in most instances, no grade stamp is placed on finish boards, whether they are softwood or hardwood.
Pre-dressed lumber has been recently kiln dried, thickness planed, sanded and sawn to consistent length, width and thickness. With the exception of cutting to dimension and shaping, achieving the best gluing surface is merely takes a simple matter of simple sanding. Use a higher grit sand paper and lightly sand to ensure open surface pores. On the additional hand, composite lumber is made of wood veneers, fibers, sawdust, chips and adhesives. Lumber is created primarily from softwood. Today various companies are manufacturing lumber but among that there are two companies who mark their identity ahead; these are Stock Building Supply and Burton Lumber.
Stock Building Supply is a leading building materials and solutions company for contactors and professional homebuilders within the. The Stock lumber company providing an exceptional customer experience for builders and contractors who are engaged in single and multi family residential, remodel, repair and lightweight commercial construction. On the additional hand; Burton Lumber and Hardware Company is family owned and operated lumber yard based in Ut. Burton Lumber offers most of the state art services to its customer, some of these services are the designing, manufacturing and delivering Truss or floor package competitively, Prefabricated Wall Panels, Heatilator brand fireplaces, and Delivery services. The Burton Lumber corporate office is present in Salt Lake City