Grades and Dimensions

Sawn timber and dimensions

The table shows the most common cross-sectional dimensions of sawn timber. In addition to these, dimensions to fully meet the customer’s needs are made. In this case, we are talking about customer spesific dimensions. 

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Terminology

Grades

Pine and spruce sawn timber based on quality characteristics.

The Nordic Grading Book contains the basic principles of sawn timber sorting. However, because wood is a living material, there are always small regional and sawmill-specific variations.

Spruce

Grade U/S

U/S is the highest main grade, which includes falling share of sub-grades U/S I – U/S IV from the production. Of these U/S I is the highest.

Pine

Grade U/S

U/S is the highest main grade, which includes falling share of sub-grades U/S I – U/S IV from the production. Of these U/S I is the highest.

Spruce

Grade V

Falling grade V at the grading of the production. Not divided into sub-grades.

Pine

Grade V

Falling grade V at the grading of the production. Not divided into sub-grades.

Spruce

Grade VI

Falling grade VI at the grading of the production. Not divided into sub-grades.

Pine

Grade VI

Falling grade VI at the grading of the production. Not divided into sub-grades.

Spruce

Grade VII

No numerical values are given for Grade VII. All features contained in a piece of sawn timber are permitted. The sawblade must have touched the main part of all the sides of the piece. 

Pine

Grade VII

No numerical values are given for Grade VII. All features contained in a piece of sawn timber are permitted. The sawblade must have touched the main part of all the sides of the piece. 

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