Something about the South American Softwood Lumber

South American Softwood – Chilean Radiata Pine
Blocks
BLOCK SPECIFICATIONS: S4S, Clear or Pin Knots or Knotty
KILN DRY: 10-12% Humidity Content
DIMENSIONS: WIDTH: 2 3/8″ , 2 3/4″ , 3/8″ , 3 7/8″ , 4 7/8″ , 5 3/8″ , 5 1/2″ or CUSTOM
THICKNESS: 1 9/16″, 1 3/4″ or CUSTOM
LENGTH: 6″- 42″ ( BLOCKS and CUT STOCK )
Blanks
Top Joint, Side Joint and Knotty
PANELS
* panels for your specifications
CUSTOM PANELS AND BLANKS
* blank /panels for your specifications

Lumber
CLEAR GRADE –
• 100% Clear-wood recovery
• No knots or defects• Birdseye & pin-knots that are less than 5mm in diameter are allowed,maximum 3 per board
• Light resin streaking and heartwood allowed
• No blue-stain or resin pockets are allowed.

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FURNITURE GRADE #1 –
Minimum clear wood recovery of 650mm and longer with 80% clear-wood recovery
• Free from decay except dead bark and encased knots
• Free from decay except dead bark and encased knots
• No blue- stain
• Resin pockets are treated as a defect
• Needle trace, heartwood and pitch in growth rings allowable unless over 30mm wide
• No pitch allowed
• Allowed individual birds eye, groups of 2 or more in a 100mm area are not allowed
• No more than 3 pin knots less than 5mm are allowed in clear cut area

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GRADE #2 –
• Minimum clear-wood recovery of 450mm and longer with 60% clear-wood recovery
• Free from decay except dead bark and encased knots
• Needle trace, heartwood and pitch in growth rings allowable unless over 30mm wide
• Allowed individual birds eye-group of 2 or more in 100mm area are not allowed
• Not more than 3 pins knots are less than 5mm are allowed in clear cut area
• No blue stain. No Pitch allowed. Resin Pockets are treated as a defect.

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3 GRADE and up – Uses: Construction,Furniture Framing,Door Jam, Packaging, Pallets
• Minimum clear-wood recovery of 450mm longer with 50% clear-wood recovery from heart
• Hit and miss pith allowed up to 20% of board
• Blue-stain allowed
• Board must firmly hold together
• This timber is cut from the center part of the log
• Needle trace, heartwood and pitch in growth rings allowable unless 30mm wide
• Allowed individual birds eye-groups of 2 or more in a 100mm area are not allowed
• No more than 3 pin knots less than 5mm are allowed in clear cut area
• Sold as Grade#3 and up

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