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Posted on Why Is Rough Sawn Lumber Cut In Such Long Lengths?

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#1 posted 09-09-2012 01:46 AM

It has to do with grading the lumber. Boards that are less than 8’ do not qualify for FAS (Firsts and Seconds the highest grade). We’ve sold some beautiful cherry that was only 6’. We got a fantastic deal on it because it couldn’t be graded.

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