This is a random length wood product that comes 1’ to 7’ in length, the average length is about 3.25'.
This is the top grade and the overall appearance shall be good. The face of strips shall be selected for appearance after finishing. This grade includes characteristics found in the unfinished grades of CLEAR and SELECT grade.
The following characters are admitted: unlimited sapwood and the natural variations of color; occasional small burls; light brown steaks not more than 1/8" in width and 6" in length or the equivalent; an occasional very small tight 1/8" knot; and limited 1/32" fine pinworm holes, may be included in any one piece when properly filled.
This is a random length wood product that comes 1’ to 7’ in length, the average length is about 2.5'.
The face of strips may contain sound wood characteristics which are even and smooth after filling and finishing. This grade includes some characteristics found in the unfinished grades SELECT, NO.1 COMMON, and NO. 2 COMMON.
The following characters are admitted; worm holes; season and kiln checks, broken knots up to 3/8" in diameter, minor imperfections in machining, torn grain and burns. Other characters will be admitted if they do not impair the soundness of the floor. All larger admitted open characters are to be properly filled and finished. Limited unfinished/unfilled small open grade characters permitted.
Large grub worm holes, splits extending through the piece, shake and similar unsound defects not admitted.
For naturally finished coloration- all the varying color characteristics of the wood admitted to include, Sticker Stain, and Dark Streaks up to 3/8" in width not to exceed 1" in length for each lineal foot.
STANDARD & BETTER PREFINISHED OAK
A combination of PRIME and STANDARD grade developing from the production run. Minimum average length 2 1/2'. Bundles 1 1/4' and up.
TAVERN, UTILITY & CABIN
This is a random length wood product that comes 1’ to 7’ in length, the average length is about 2'.
Should lay a serviceable floor.
A limited amount of unfilled/unfinished open characters admitted. A limited amount of pieces with finish irregularities such as bubbles, small skips, lines, stain/color variation, surface handling scratches, minor trash, and the like are allowed.
The following characters are NOT admitted: mis-manufactured boards; shattered or rotten ends; large open knots and other unsound defects of a similar nature; pieces with less than 1/4 full tongue.Minimum average length 2'. Bundles 1 1/4' and up.
Answered on 12/6/2012 by cc-2