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JKW LUMBER PRODUCTS

AlderRed Alder is a medium-hard Pacific Coast hardwood.

Red Alder is the most plentiful Hardwood on the Pacific Coast. It thrives in the low, moist conditions of the Pacific Northwest. Alder is a prolific, fast growing species requiring only half the time to grow to maturity as do merchantable conifers.

Alder is medium in strength, low in durability and light in weight. The lumber is of fairly straight grain, uniform texture and little distinctive figuring. When freshly cut, Alder is almost white, then darkens to a mellow reddish brown after exposure.

Alder works and turns fairly easily, with some tearing of grain. Glues, sands and finishes well and stains evenly. Alder is used for furniture, casework, woodenware, toys, plywood corestock and is readily available.

Here is a list of the grades that we stock.

SUPERIOR grade is our finest product and is ideal for maximum size panel production, fine cabinetry, furniture, and moldings that require clear exposed faces. Superior grade maximizes clear boards. It includes all NHLA Firsts, Seconds (FAS1F), and most select boards superior grade is our finest product and is ideal for maximum size panel production, fine cabinetry, furniture, and moldings that require clear exposed faces.
SUPERIOR grade maximizes clear boards. It includes all NHLA Firsts, Seconds (FAS1F), and most select boards.
Widths: 4.5 inch (114.30 mm) minimum, admitting 5 percent (by volume) narrows. Exception: The minimum width for the 72 inch (182.88 cm) Superior product is 4 inches (101.60 mm).
Lengths: 72 inch (182.88 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: 3 inches (76.20 mm) by 72 inches (182.88 cm) or 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 36 inches (91.44 cm). No Limit to the number of cuttings allowed.

CABINET grade is a high-grade product superbly suited for cabinet and panel production requiring two exposed faces. Cabinet was developed to maximize yields of clear two face cuttings in 24 inch to 56 inch (60.96 to 142.24 cm) lengths, with minimal development of cuttings below 24 inches (60.96 cm).
Widths: 4.5 inches (114.40 mm) minimum , admitting 5 percent (by volume) narrows.
Lengths: 72 inch (182.88 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: 3 inches (76.20 mm) by 36 inches (91.44 cm) or 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 24 inches (60.96 cm) C2F. No Limit to the number of cuttings allowed.

CUSTOM SHOP is a high-grade board sorted for clear one-face utilization. Middle to long cuttings (24 to 60 inches (60.96 to 152.40 cm)) are available for panels, casegood fronts and tops and, cabinets requiring one clear exposed surface.
Widths: 4.5 inch (114.30 mm) minimum , admitting 5 percent (by volume) narrows.
Lengths: 72 inch (182.88 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: 3 inches (76.20 mm) by 36 inches (91.44 cm) or 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 24 inches (60.96 mm) C1F. No Limit to the number of cuttings allowed.

COMMON SHOP boards are selected for shorter clear one face cuttings maximizing raw material value, well suited for finger-jointed panels and specialty items.
Widths: 4.5 inch (114.30 mm) minimum, admitting 5 percent (by volume) narrows.
Lengths: 72 inch (182.88 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: 3 inch (76.20 mm) by 24 inch (60.96 cm) C1F. In 4/4 and 5/4, 3 inch (76.20 mm) by 18 inch (45.72 cm) finger joint cuttings are allowed. A 3 inch (76.20 mm) by 18 inch (45.72 cm) C2F cutting is accepted in 4/4 and 5/4 only. No Limit to the number of cuttings allowed

PREMIUM FRAME is a knotty appearance grade where a small knot is required. It is often used for moldings, casegood construction, entry and interior doors, and furniture applications.
Widths: 4 inches (101.60 mm) minimum.
Lengths: 84 inches (213.36 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: Minimum of sound cutting, cutting 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 84 inches (213.36 cm). 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 24 inches (60.96 cm) sound cutting. No Limit to the number of cuttings allowed.

RUSTIC grade is designed to provide a product where a knotty rustic look is desired for panel, cabinet and casegood construction, and moldings. Knot size and quality are limited to ensure maximized value in the re-manufacturing process. Graded from the best face, this product may have a high line Number 3 back if the defect does not structurally affect the use in re-manufacture.
6/4 and 8/4 RUSTIC include any premium that develops at this thickness. These sizes are cut to minimize heart center and maximize stability.
Lengths: 84 inch (213.36 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: 24 inch (60.69 cm) full face width cuttings.

STANDARD FRAME grade boards provide structural grade boards for upholstery frame construction.
STANDARD FRAME grade, if selectively ripped, will yield a balanced number of long rails and shorter parts to construct a normal mix of sofa and chair frames.
AVAILABLE in 4/4 and 5/4 only
Widths: 4 inch (101.60 mm) minimum.
Lengths: 72 inch (182.88 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: Minimum of one sound cutting 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 72 inch (182.88 cm). 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 24 inches (60.96 cm) sound cutting as described in "SOUND CUTTING". No Limit to the number of cuttings allowed.

NUMBER 3 SHOP grade is an ECONOMY GRADE that is used in upholstered furniture and sofa manufacturing. Boards are selected for shorter sound cuttings maximizing raw materials value. Well suited for finger jointed panels and specialty items
Widths: 3 inch (76.20 mm) minimum.
Lengths: 72 inch (182.88 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: 3 inches (76.20 mm) by 24 inches (60.96 cm) sound cutting as described in "Sound Cutting". No Limit to the number of cuttings allowed.

MapleWestern Maple (Acer Macrophyllum) is also known as Pacific Coast Maple and Big Leaf Maple.

It is British Columbia's only commercial maple. It grows primarily on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands and mainland coast. It is pinkish and the heartwood is pinkish-brown. Texture is uniform and the grain is prevalent.

The lumber is moderately heavy and hard and of medium strength. Not decay resistant.
Pacific Coast Maple kiln dries well with little or no degrade. Excellent machining, gluing and screw holding and finishing properties.
Available in sizes 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4
SELECT & BETTER grade is ideal for fine cabinetry, furniture and molding manufacturing where a clear two-face cutting is required. Select & Better grade includes all FAS2F and Select boards. Select boards must grade at least a Number 1 back and the face must grade a select.
Widths: 3-3/8 inch (85.73 mm) minimum
Minimum Finger Joint = 24 inch (60.96 cm)
Minimum Size Cuttings: 4 inch (101.60 mm) wide by 36 inch (91.44 cm) and longer and 3inch (76.20mm) wide by 72 inch (182.88 cm) and longer clear face cuttings.

1 SHOP grade is a high-grade board selected for clear two-face and clear one-face applications. The clear two-face cuttings are ideal for panel production, cabinetry, and furniture. The clear one-face cuttings are well suited for casegood fronts and tops, and cabinetry requiring only one clear face.
Widths: 3-3/8 inch (85.73 mm) minimum
Minimum Finger Joint = 24 inch (60.96 cm)
Minimum Size Cuttings: 4 inch (101.60 mm) wide by 24 inch (60.96 cm) and longer and 3 inch (76.20 mm) wide by 36 inch (91.44 cm) and longer clear two-face and one-face cuttings
2 SHOP grade is ideal for finger-jointed panels and specialty items such as chair and table legs. 2 Shop grade consists of shorter clear two-face and clear one-face cuttings.
Widths: 3-3/8 inch (85.73 mm) minimum
Minimum Finger Joint: 24 inch (60.96 cm)
Minimum Size Cuttings: 3 inch (76.20 mm) wide by 24 inch (60.96 cm) and longer clear two-face and one-face cuttings.

FRAME grade boards provide structural grade boards for upholstery frame construction. Frame grade, if selectively ripped, will yield a balanced number of long rails and shorter parts to construct a normal mix of sofa and chair frames.
AVAILABLE in 4/4 and 5/4 only.
Widths: 4 inch (101.60 mm) minimum.
Lengths: 72 inch (182.88 cm) minimum.
Minimum Size Cuttings: Minimum of one sound cutting 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 72 inch (182.88 cm). 4 inches (101.60 mm) by 24 inches (60.96 cm) sound cutting as described in SOUND CUTTING. No Limit to the number of cuttings allowed.