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Grading System

We source timber from all over the world.  Depending on where timber is sourced, mills use different grading systems and some producers use no system at all.  Wherever possible, we use grades that the South African timber industry has become familiar with.  These include:

For North American hardwoods (e.g. Oak, Ash, Walnut):

For North American softwoods (e.g. Oregon, Western Red Cedar):

For other timbers there are a range of other grading terms which may be used on an ad-hoc basis, for example:

In an effort to standardize our grading of individually priced boards sold through this website, we have introduced our own proprietary grading system for those boards as follows:

While we endeavour to be as consistent as possible in our grading, it can be rather subjective, especially across the different species we offer. Please read descriptions and check all images as closely as possible before making a purchase decision. If you require any further details on a specific piece or grade, please don’t hesitate to ask us.
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    Volume Primer

    Our bulk packs are sold in units of volume. (1 pack = 0.1m3).
    Depending on thickness and length you select, you will get a different effective total width. Depending on the widths we select, you will also get a different number of pcs.

    For example, 0.1m3 of 2.45m lengths will get you the following +- TOTAL WIDTH and +- PCS (assuming an average piece width of 140mm) for each thickness:

    M3LENGTHTHICKNESSTOTAL WIDTH+- PCS
    0.12.4526mm1570mm9-12
    0.12.4538mm1075mm6-9
    0.12.4550mm816mm4-7

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