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Character Grade

White Oak Character Grade Details

- Also referred to as A Grade, AB Grade or #1 Common and Better Grade. 

  • Sound knots no more than 2" in size per board that are completely filled 
  • Open knots or defects are not allowed and less than 1" in size. All knots are filled to 90% & could have peak hole
  • About 7 pin knots nore more than 1/8" each in size per board and open pin knots must be filled
  • Natural color variation from the wood is allowed
  • Splits are about 1/16" wide or less and are no longer than 4" in length and must color fill
  • Sapwood is targeted to 5% of total sqare footage
  • Rot is not allowed

 

Red Oak Character Grade Details

- Also referred to as A Grade, AB Grade or #1 Common and Better Grade. 

  • Minimal sound knots no more than 1/2" in side per board that are completely filled 
  • Open knots or defects are not allowed. All knots are filled to 90% & could have peak hole
  • About 7 pin knots nore more than 1/8" each in size per board and open pin knots must be filled
  • Natural color variation from the wood is allowed
  • Splits are about 1/16" wide or less and are no longer than 4" in length and must color fill
  • Sapwood is targeted to 5% of total sqare footage
  • Rot is not allowed