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Lumber Lingo
Tue Jul 21 1998

Bullet 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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