Re: Lumber Loads in the Transition Era
Just to clarify this a bit...
Generally we call it SURFACED and ROUGH. Finished was a term that was often associated with finished goods such as siding, profiles or mouldings.
Surfaced was material that came from the saw mill went through a planner in the planning mill to a nominal size (dressed is a common term) , green or dried (both different dimensions) with a set of specifications that were met and when done correctly it was considered "on grade" and if not they were "off grade". These specifications were standards set by the American Lumber Standards or ALS in the U.S. The standards were very specific in many regards to meet a specific grade of lumber.
Rough was a term for dimensionally sawn/milled lumber with a rough or sized texture to a dimension close to full width and thickness. Rough sawn lumber can in all sizes from lath to timber.
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
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