GRADE ID: 1
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.