On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 21:12:31 -0500, "Dan White"
I forgot to mention that grading info on any piece of lumber,
including sheet goods, is accompanied by the name of the standards
I've not found a grade standard organization yet that didn't have a
website explaining the system. Google has never failed to put on the
For instance, when I needed flooring, the locally available good stuff
was stamped NOFMA, which led me to NOFMA.org, which explained
everything I wanted to know. Same goes for plywood:
<http://www.apawood.org/ Hardwood dealers usually don't stamp the
lumber itself, but simply make the grading standard they use public in
If it doesn't have any grading body's name or initials, I'd be wary.