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Hardwood Lumber Grading

I've received formal training in the National Hardwood Lumber Association lumber grading standards. Grading hardwood lumber to NHLA standards does not require a certified grader, although applying the NHLA rules properly during grading greatly helps to optimize the value of lumber.

There are nine NHLA lumber grades, from First & Seconds (FAS) to Sound Wormy. Lumber graded and tallied to NHLA standards makes it much easier for a hardwood lumber owner to sell his lumber product, either green or kiln-dried, because lumber buyers prefer to have the grade of a lumber pack verified.

Services Provided

Statistically backed quality control for buyers or sellers of lumber products. Sample Quality Control Plan

Lumber handling & storage advice.

Lumber marketing advice, including potential buyer contacts.

Training for individuals or small groups in applying the NHLA rules to grading.

Romans 10:9-10: "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."