How is Lumber Classified?
S2S – Surfaced 2 Sides – These boards have been surface planed on top and bottom.
S2S1E – Surfaced 2 Sides One Edge
S3S – Surfaced 3 Sides – These boards have been one edge surface planed on top/bottom and straight line ripped on one edge.
S4S – Smooth 4 Sides – These boards have been planed and sanded on all 4 sides to their finished dimensions and are usually sold by the linear foot.
FAS – Firsts and Seconds. Generally clear of large knots, FAS boards may be Rough cut, S2S, or S3S.
Rough – Not surfaced on any side.
Boards are listed in most cases by their nominal dimensions. Actual sizes for S4S finished lumber should be as follows:
• We recommend prefinishing the mouldings before installing
• Install the moulding piece by piece, working your way around the room, leaving the nail heads exposed to allow for any repositioning.
• Avoid nailing the last 2 to 3 inches in each piece to avoid splitting. Nail in the curved or cove part of the moulding to better hide the nail holes.
• Nail mouldings into wood studs or jambs. Any good quality finishing nail properly counter sunk works well.
• C-clamps should be used to secure the moulding in the mitre box for more accurate cuts. Always use scrap wood between the clamp and the moulding to prevent surface damage.
MDF Mouldings – Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) are manufactured to exacting quality standards from #1 quality material. MDF offers the advantages of finger joint pine without the disadvantages. Standard builder lengths, 100% defect free with no knots, no checks, no splits, no raised or torn grain, more resistant to dings and dents, and you can drill, route, saw, nail, cope, screw or shape without chipping or splitting. Primed with a lacquer based primer. Ultralite MDF mouldings are lightweight for simplicity of installation and handling. Cuts, copes mitres, nails and staples with ease.
Pacific Coast Hemlock – These mouldings accept paint or stain exceptionally well. The light uniform colour is perfectly suited to accept any stain from light to dark to anything in between. Holds nails or screws very well. This hard wearing surface, with it’s resistance to scraped and dents makes Hemlock mouldings ideal for use in high traffic areas.
Knotty Pine – For a casual, informal look. Stain or varnish, tinted or clear to suit the decor. The reddish brown tight knots add interest to any room.
Fingerjoint Pine – Mouldings are primed with a lacquer-based primer, which provides a clearly superior paint surface to the water based primed products offered by others. No grain raise, fuzzing, or fingerjoints showing through. Less paint, little or no sanding, less hassle.
Oak Mouldings – Has a well-recognized and pronounced grain, which is enhanced by varnish or stain. Red Oak Mouldings are a consistent light brown shade with a hint of red. This oak does not exhibit the open grain or dark gray streaks that are prevalent in Southern Red Oak.
Maple Mouldings – Stained or varnished, clear or tinted, this moulding is enhanced by the natural luxury of its hardwood. Cream to light reddish brown in color, maple mouldings will compliment the presentation of the increasingly popular Maple flooring and Maple kitchen cabinets.
Primed Flat Stock – Available in varies widths perfect for use as casing and baseboards for that clean contemporary look.
Door and Floor Mouldings – Door and floor mouldings are offered in a variety of designs and styles to compliment your décor. Upgrading your door jamb trim mouldings and floor mouldings will make an obvious improvement to your home and give you the finished look that you’ve always dreamed of.
Wall Trim – Wall trim adds elegance and charm to your home. Wainscots and Chair rails beautifully accent a room while protecting walls from scuffs and dents. Panel moulds are used to frame wall paneling and add a decorative element to this type of application.
Door and Window Mouldings – Door Window mouldings can have an incredible effect on the look and character of your home by concealing the gap between the drywall and the door/window frame. Brilliantly defining the character of a room, our door and window mouldings will complete any room.