Softwood Log Grades

 

Specifications

  • Logs should be from live fresh cut timber with 4 to 6" trim allowance
  • Maximum sweep and crook 4" in 16 foot log, proportionately less in shorter logs
  • Rot or hole up to 1/3 of scaling diameter allowed, no reduction in grade
  • Deduction will be made on footage volume for rot, catfaces, seams, excess sweep and crook
  • Old and stained logs will be graded as #2 and #3
  • Scaling hours: 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday

Revised: January 17, 2011 Veneer
& Prime
#1
#2
#3
Small End Diameter 16" & Up 12" & Up 9" & Up 9" & Up
  4 Faces free of defect, full length of log 2 faces free of defects or 8 ft Defects on 3 or 4 faces, 3"maximum knot diameter Defects on 3 or 4 faces, 3" and larger knot diameter