Softwood Lumber

It’s the Grade that Makes the Difference

Moore Newton only stocks the highest-grades of Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar available. Softwoods are particularly susceptible to tremendous quality variation between grades; a lower grade board may cost less, but ultimately may cost you more due to lower yield, poor appearance, and longevity in service..

standard sawn vs. full sawn

companies selling softwoods as 8/4 are often selling standard-sawn; their lumber is cut green at 2″, shrinking up to 1/4″ during kiln-drying. While you are paying for an 8/4 board, you are really only getting 7/4 material. Moore Newton only sells Full-Sawn material, meaning our lumber is cut heavy and shrinks to the stated nominal dimension; Our 8/4 is actually 8/4.

A Grade vs. C Grade

Many distributors try to offer a better price by selling C & Better Fir. While a board may cost may cost you 10%-15% less, the money saved is lost when you try to cut around all those knots. Moore Newton only sells 85/15 (85% A-grade, 15% B-grade, the highest sort of Fir available.

Fine vs. Wide

A cheaper unit of Fir or Cedar is cheaper for a reason. Wide, open grain Fir or Cedar is less durable and far less attractive. Our softwoods are true, fine-grain VG material, the only material to use when making high-quality windows and doors.

Douglas Fir
  • 100% Full-Sawn rough, 85/15, Vertical-grain
  • available in 4/4, 5/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4
  • 4″ widths through 12″ widths
  • most commonly used dimensions available in 6′-16′ lengths
Western Red Cedar
  • 100% Full-Sawn rough, 85/15, Vertical-grain
  • available in 4/4, 5/4, 7/4, 8/4, 4″, 6″
  • 3″ widths through 12″ widths
  • most commonly used dimensions available in 6′-16′ lengths
Pine
  • Sugar Pine and Ponderosa Pine
  • available in 4/4, 6/4, and 8/4 rough-sawn, Moulding & Better, C & Better
  • available in S4S stock in all common dimensions
Hemlock
  • 100% Full-Sawn rough, 85/15, Vertical-grain
  • available in 8/4 x 6, 8/4 x 8
  • 13′-16′ lengths

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