Superior Grade Alder Hardwood Lumber

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Alder: Superior

Superior is a 83.3% Clear One Face with 66.6% clear Cabinet back grade.

Superior grade Alder is the clearest grade manufactured by Cascade. It can be used for panel production, cabinetry, furniture, moldings, and just about anything that may have a clear exposed face.

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6'1" 7'1" 8'1" 8'3" 8'3" solid pack* 10'1" 12'1"

*This is a shipping, ready to be used pack.

Width Specs: 
  • 4.5" (114mm) minimum
  • Admitting 5% (by volume) narrows
  • The minimum width for the 6' (1.83m) Superior product is 4" (101mm)
Length Specs: 
  • 6' (1.83m) minimum
Cutting Specs: 
  • 3" x 6' (76mm x 1.83m), or 4" x 3' (101mm x 915mm)
  • No limit to the number of cuttings allowed
10' (3.05m) or 12' (3.66m) boards that would then yield 95% Clear One Face, would allow a 24" (610mm) or longer Clear Two Face, full width cutting at either and of the board.
Notes Glossary

Superior admits all boards of 24" (610mm) and over surface measure, yielding no less than 83.3% Clear One Face cutting. The reverse side of the board will grade Cabinet.

Wane is limited to 8.3% of the surface measure of the board on the graded face. The reverse side of the board the aggregate amount of wane will not exceed 25% of the width by 75% of the length, or 33% of the width by 50% of the length. Wane may be divided, and showing on both board edges.

The aggregate inches of pith length will not exceed 2x the surface feet of the board.

The aggregate inches of split length will not exceed two times the surface feet of the board. Splits diverging more than 1" (25mm) per foot, in length, are not admitted, except when 12" (305mm) or shorter, and within one lineal foot from the end of the board; leaving at least 50% clear wood, and not less than 25% sound wood in aggregate.

Side bend is limited to 5/8" (15mm). Pin knots are not considered a defect.