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Basic Yield for FAS

FAS (Firsts and Seconds) – The FAS grade will provide the user with long, wide, clear cuttings. Best suited for high quality furniture, interior trim, millwork, and solid wood mouldings. The FAS grade includes a range of boards which yield from 83.1/3% (10/12ths) to 100% clear wood in cuttings at least 3″ wide by 7′ long or 4″ wide by 5′ long.

FAS1F or Selects

In FAS1F (“FASoneFace”) and Selects, the grade is established using both faces of the board. The best face must meet the requirements for FAS, and the reverse side must essentially grade No. 1. FAS1F and Selects are virtually the same grade, except for minimum width and length. The minimum board size for Selects is 4″ x 6′; and for FAS1F it is 6″ x 8′

Basic Yield for No. 1 Grade

Will provide the user with clear cuttings of medium length and width. Best suited for furniture, cabinets, and a multitude of solid wood manufactured products. The No. 1 grade includes a range of boards which will yield from 66 2/3% (8/12ths) to 83 1/3% (10/12ths) clear wood in cuttings at least 3″ wide by 3′ long or 4″ by 2′.

Basic Yield for No. 2A Grade

Will provide the user with short, narrow clear cuttings economically priced, for use in unexposed furniture frames, picture frames, cabinet rails and frames, parquet or strip flooring, and many other smaller solid wood components. The No. 2A grade includes a range of boards which will yield from 50% (6/12ths) to 66 2/3% (8/12ths) clear wood in cuttings at least 3″ wide by 2′ long.

For more info on grading rules, please visit the links below

NHLA Hardwood Grading RulesIntroduction to Grading

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