NELMA – The Basics of Grading Softwood Lumber for Structural Applications
Presented by the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA), the lumber grading authority for the softwood industry located in the Northeastern and Great Lakes regions. NELMA’s Standard Grading Rules for northeast timber provides the details of allowable characteristics within each grade. Director of Inspection Services, Matt Pomeroy, will provide expertise for the workshop that will include classroom instructions in addition to hands-on review of the grades with examples of finished lumber.
Workshop attendees will learn the basics of evaluating the major characteristics important to grading structural lumber such as measuring knots for cross section displacement, shakes, splits, and slope of grain. in this exercise. The grades of Select Structural, No.1, No.2 and Stud will be the focus.
Please note that completing this workshop does not qualify an individual as a certified grader.
LUNCH IS PROVIDED