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 Post subject: Standards For Character Grade Hardwood?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:13 am 
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Anybody have any information?

I know Stephen thrives over information being an inspector.

What I'm particularly looking for is engineered where the knots have fallen out during the manufacturing process. Occasionally, here and there.

Would that be considered part of an overage expected?

Here's a character Walnut

http://s329.photobucket.com/user/kdfish ... g.html?o=1

And a character Hickory

http://s329.photobucket.com/user/kdfisherga/media/ply


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 Post subject: Re: Standards For Character Grade Hardwood?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:12 am 
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Ken, there is no grading standard for engineered. It's all proprietary grading as they make up their own name for the product. Also when you buy distressed/hand scraped your usually getting a lesser grade like #2 common or worse. lol

But prefinished solid does: http://www.nwfa.org/Website%20Final%20R ... tds%20.pdf

Kinda goofy eh?

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 Post subject: Re: Standards For Character Grade Hardwood?
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This is actually a pretty clean character grade of Hickory and Walnut, nowhere near the grades you speak of. But on occasion I've seen knots missing.

It's nothing like the massive character many are selling today. I just wonder if it's part of the industry 5 % industry "cull"


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 Post subject: Re: Standards For Character Grade Hardwood?
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Ken Fisher wrote:
This is actually a pretty clean character grade of Hickory and Walnut, nowhere near the grades you speak of. But on occasion I've seen knots missing.

It's nothing like the massive character many are selling today. I just wonder if it's part of the industry 5 % industry "cull"


Maybe even less than the 5% rule since you can effectively cut out the hole and use the rest of the plank. I havn't seen many missing knots in prefinished engineered but have seen plenty of them filled with epoxy.

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