Frame Grade Ash Hardwood Lumber

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Ash: Frame

Ash Frame grade boards provide structural grade boards for upholstery frame construction.

Ash 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.

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Width Specs: 
  • 4" (102mm) admitting by volume
Length Specs: 
  • 6' (1.83m) minimum
  • Up to 5% narrows developing
Cutting Specs: 
  • Minimum of one sound cutting 4" x 6' (102mm x 1.83m)
  • 4" x 24" (102mm x 610mm) structurally sound cutting
Notes Glossary

This grade admits all boards of 24" (610mm) and over surface measure yielding not less than 66.6% sound cuttings. Rules apply to both faces.

Cuttings will be reasonably flat and straight and may contain bark pockets, season checks, slight surface shake that does not impair the strength of the cutting, firm tight pith and stain.

Worm holes and other holes that do not exceed 1.5" (38mm) in 4" to 5" (102mm to 127mm) wide cuttings and 2" (61mm) in 6" (152mm) and wider cuttings will be allowed.

Wane is limited to 25% of the width and 50% of the length. Wane may be divided, showing on both board edges.

Side bend limited to 1" (25mm).