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GRADE NOTES:  Designed to yield clear 2-face cuttings (no sound back cuttings admitted)

Generally each piece will contain 2 to 4  clear 2-face cuttings, graded from worst face.

Used in cabinet doors, case goods, panels and millwork

YIELD:  Best face: Minimum 66 2/3% clear 2-face cuttings (no sound backs admitted)

MINIMUM CUTTINGS: 4" x 2' or 3" x 3' 

LENGTH: 6' and longer

WIDTH: 4 1/2" and wider

No more than 5% of pieces will fall below minimum width

COLOR: Minimal color (blue stain, sticker stain, bleaching) allowed outside the cuttings.

All other color graded into #1 stain; depending on severity

WANE:  No restrictions; Grader discretion


PITH: No restriction: Grader discretion

SPLITS:  No restriction: Grader discretion

Moderate side bend, twist, or warp allowed - typically 1" or less.

PKND (Pin Knot No Defect)


CABINET COLOR (CAB COLOR) is a high-grade product with heavy discoloration of white blotchy sticker impression or blue stain in the clear face cuttings. Developed to maximize yields of clear two-face (C2F) cuttings in 24 inch to 56 inch lengths, with minimal development of cuttings below 24 inches.

Widths: 4 inch minimum, admitting 5 percent (by volume) narrows.

Lengths: 6 foot minimum.

Minimum Size Cuttings: 3 inch by 3 feet or 4 inch by 2 feet. No limit to number of cuttings allowed.

This grade admits all boards of 2 feet and over surface measure yielding not less than 66 2/3 percent clear, two face (C2F) cuttings. Boards are graded from the poorer face.

Side Bend: is limited to 1 inch.

Pin Knots: are not considered defect.

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