“Common” Terms Found Around the Lumberyard
Every industry is going to have it’s insider terminology but I feel the lumber industry has taken this a bit too far and in many instances are perpetuating antiquated terms that have no relevance to how things get done in the construction trades any longer. But that’s a rant for another time. In this episode I want to define some of the more common terms that you are going to hear me throw around in pretty much every episode to come. Off the top of my head:
- Timber vs board
- Hardwood vs Softwood
- Wholesale vs Retail
- 4/4, 8/4, what’s the deal with the quarters?
- S2S, S4S
- Straight line ripped
- RGH, AD, KD
- Botanical vs Trade vs Brand names
That’s just a few of the terms and concepts I will cover but I’m sure I have missed a few so please let me know if there is something you have seen or read that confused you when buying lumber and I’m happy to talk about it in a future episode. Use the contact form to submit your questions or just record a voice memo and email it to me. Address is included in the show (got to avoid those pesky bots).