- FAS: First and seconds; highest grade of lumber; 83% clear on the poor side
- #1 Common: Second highest grade of lumber; 67% clear on the poor side
- #2 Common: Third highest grade of lumber; 50% clear on the poor side 4/4: one inch rough sawn lumber
Most hardwood lumber is sold under the “quarter” (1/4) system. Four-1/4” to an inch. In other words “4/4 rough” equals 1” thick, 5/4 equals 1-1/4” thick, 8/4 equals 2” thick, etc.
Board Foot Calculations
All hardwood is sold by the board foot (1 bf = 144 cubic inches.) To calculate board feet, multiply length in inches by width in inches by thickness and divide by 144 inches (i.e. 96”L x 6” W x 1”T=576”. Divided this by 144” = 4 bf.) Board footage is calculated on lumber prior to surfacing. Material less than one inch is tallied by the square foot.
All orders submitted to WormyChestnutLumber.com must be prepaid. Shipping costs are to be paid by the customer FOB (freight on board) Boone, NC. We are happy to arrange shipping for our customers, but we are not responsible for any shipping charges.
All of our lumber shipments are made either by FedEx or Roadway Express. Most shipments up to 200 board feet are sent via FedEx. Shipments in excess of 200 board feet are usually sent via Roadway Express. We always determine the most feasible and economical way to ship our product in order to bring our customers the greatest value possible.
FedEx has certain shipping restrictions on all their packages. They will not accept any package longer than 9 feet. Please read and understand the FedEx oversized definitions as outlined below which will directly affect shipping cost.
- Oversize 1: a package weighing less than 30 pounds with dimensions that exceed 84 inches in length and girth combined and is less than or equal to 108″ combined will be charged as a 30lb package. Any package that weights over 30lbs will be charged according to the actual weight.
- Oversize 2: a package weighing less than 50 pounds with dimensions that exceed 108 inches in length and girth combined and is less than or equal to 130″ combined will be charged as a 50lb package. Any package that weights over 50lbs will be charged according to the actual weight.
- Oversize 3: a package weighing 150lbs or less and measures greater than 130″ in length and girth combined will be billed the actual weight or a 90lb minimum billable rate. An additional oversize charge of $30 per package will also be charged on any package that exceeds 130″ in length and girth.
Roadway Express Guidelines
Roadway Express has no restrictions when it comes to shipping lumber. Roadway Express is a more efficient method of shipping for large orders (greater than 200 board feet). Residential customers will be charged an extra $50 – $70 charge for a non commercial home delivery . You may of course pick your shipment up at the nearest terminal at no extra cost to you. I always ship via common carrier when quantities are over 200 board feet because this method is much more efficient and cheaper.
Sales Tax Exemption
North Carolina sales tax is approximately 7% and varies by the county to which our lumber is delivered. In order to be exempt from this tax you must fill out a North Carolina Sales Tax Exemption Form and submit to us via fax at (336) 817-3416.
Delivery destinations outside of North Carolina are not subject to our collection of sales tax and you should follow local tax laws dependent upon your state jurisdiction.