Grades

ALL ABOUT TIMBER GRADES

Grades are the timber industry’s way of telling whether a piece of timber is good for the job. Whether it’s strong enough, what mix of grain & knots it has, what sort of colouring it has, all sorts of things.

A really good guide to the visual characteristics of English hardwoods is the publication Making the Grade, download it by clicking on the book below and peruse at your leisure…

Making the Grade published by the Forestry Commission and other EU & UK governing bodies