Wood is Good

For over a century Gutchess Lumber has adhered to sustainable forestry practices. Today there are more hardwood forests in New York and Pennsylvania then before our start in 1904. Wood is renewable and nature’s most environmentally friendly raw material.

This excellent video by The Danish Wood Initiative highlights the many ways that Wood is Good!

NHLA Grading Rules

NHLA Grading Rules

The NHLA grades are based on the percentage of clear-defect free wood on a board. The measurements of this percentage are referred to as clear-cuttings. Other than the FAS grades, the grade of the board is determined from the percentage of these clear cuttings and do not consider defects outside of the clear areas.

Learn more about NHLA Grading with this downloadable resource.