Terms We Use In The Woodproducts Industry


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    AD                 Air dried

    ADAT               Air dried after treatment

    ADF                After deducting freight

    ALS                American Lumber Standard

    APO                A product of

    AST                At ships tackle

    AW&L               All widths & lengths

    AYC                Alaskan Yellow Cedar

    B&S                Beams & stringers

    BD                 Board

    BD FT              Board feet

    BDL                Bundle

    BEV                Beveled

    BF                 Board feet

    BH                 Boxed heart

    BHND               Boxed heart no defect

    BL or B/L          Bill of Lading

    BM                 Board measure

    BSND               Bright sapwood no defect

    BTR                Better

    C&F                Cost & freight

    C/L                Carload

    CB                 Center beaded

    CIF                Cost, insurance & freight

    CLF                Hundred lineal feet

    CLG                Ceiling

    CLIS               California Lumber Inspection Service

    CLR                Clear

    CM                 Center matched

    CSG                Casing

    CV                 Center vee

    CWT                Hundred weight

    D&M                Dressed & matched

    D/S or DS          Drop siding

    DET                Double end trimmed

    DF                 Douglas Fir

    DF/L or DF-L       Douglas Fir / Larch

    DIM                Dimension

    DKG                Decking

    E                  Edge

    E&CB2S             Edge & center bead 2 sides

    E&CV1S             Edge & center vee 1 side

    E&CV2S             Edge & center vee 2 sides

    EB1S               Edge bead 1 side

    EB2S               Edge bead 2 sides

    EE                 Eased edges

    EG                 Edge (vertical) grain

    EM                 Edge matched

    ES                 Englemann spruce

    EV1S               Edge vee 1 side

    EV2S               Edge vee 2 sides

    FAS                Firsts & Seconds

    FAS                Free alongside (vessel)

    Fb or f            Extreme fiber stress in bending

    FCPW               Flat car paper wrapped

    FG                 Flat or slash grain

    FLG                Flooring

    FOB                Free on board (named point)

    FOHC               Free of heart center

    FOK                Free of knots

    FRT                Freight

    FSRGH              Full sawn rough

    FT                 Foot

    FT SM              Feet surface measure

    G/S                Gradestamped

    G1S                Good 1 side

    G2S                Good 2 sides

    GRN                Green

    H or M             Hit or miss

    H&M                Hit & miss

    HB                 Hollow bark

    HDO                High Density Overlay

    HF                 Hemlock-true firHEM - Hemlock

    IC                 Incense cedar

    IN                 Inch or inches

    IND                Industrial

    IWP                Idaho white pine

    J&P                Joists & planks

    JTP                Jointed

    KD                 Kiln dried

    KDAT               Kiln dried after treatment

    L                  Larch

    LAM                Laminated

    LBR                Lumber

    LCL                Less than carload

    LF                 Light Framing

    LGR                Longer

    LGTH               Length

    LIN or LF          Lineal feet

    LNG                Lining

    LP                 Lodgepole pine

    M                  Thousand

    MBF                Thousand board feet

    MBM                Thousand (ft.) board measure

    MC                 Moisture Content

    MDO                Medium Density Overlay

    MG                 Mixed grain

    MOE                Modulus of elasticity

    MOR                Modulus of rupture

    MSF                Thousand square feet

    MSR                Machine stress rated

    N1E                Nose 1 edge

    NBM                Net board measure

    O&ES               Oiled & edge sealed

    P&T                Posts & timbers

    PAD                Partly air drief

    PET                Precision end trimmed

    PP                 Ponderosa pine

    PW                 Paper wrapped

    R/L or RL          Random lengths

    R/S                Resawn

    R/W or RW          Random widths

    RC                 Red cedar

    RDM                Random

    REG                Regular

    RGH                Rough

    RIS                Redwood Inspection Service

    RW/L               Random widths & lengths

    S&E                Side & edge

    S-DRY              Surfaced dry

    S-GRN              Surfaced green

    S/L or SL          Shiplap

    S1E                Surfaced 1 edge

    S1S                Surfaced 1 side

    S1S&CM             Surfaced 1 side & center matched

    S1S1E              Surfaced 1 side, 1 edge

    S1S2E              Surfaced 1 side, 2 edges

    S2E                Surfaced 2 edges

    S2S                Surfaced 2 sides

    S2S&CM             Surfaced 2 sides & center matched

    S2S1E              Surfaced 2 sides, 1 edge

    S4S                Surfaced 4 sides

    S4S&CM             Surfaced 4 sides & center matched

    S4SEE              Surfaced 4 sides, eased edges

    SB1S               Single bead 1 side

    SDG                Siding

    SEL                Select

    SF                 Square feet

    SG                 Slash or flat grain

    SM                 Surface measure

    SP                 Sugar pine

    SQ                 Square

    SSRGH              Standard sawn rough

    STK                Stock

    STND               Stained

    STPG               Stepping

    STR                Structural

    SYP                Southern yellow pine

    T&G                Tongue & groove

    T&T                Truck & trailer

    TAD                Thoroughly air dried

    TBR                Timber

    VG                 Vertical grain

    WCLIB              West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau

    WDR                Wider

    WF                 White fir

    WRC                Western red cedar

    WT                 Weight

    WTH                Width

    WW                 White woods

    WWPA               Western Wood Products Association

    

    "                  Inch or inches

    '                  Foot or feet

    x                  By, as 4x4 = (4 "by" 4)

    4/4 5/4 6/4, etc.  Nominal thickness in fractions of one inch


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