The FAS grade (First And Seconds) provides long, clear cuttings, normally used for high quality furniture, interior joinery and solid wood mouldings.
Minimum board size is 6" and wider and 8' and longer.
FAS grade includes a range of boards that yield from 83 1/3 % (10/12 ths) to 100% clear-wood cuttings over the entire surface of the board.
For the clear cuttings, must be a minimum size of 3" wide by 7' long or 4" wide by 5' long.
For it to be considered FAS, both faces of the board must meet the minimum requirement for FAS.
Also, known as F1F allows boards 4" and wider and 6' and longer in length.
Generally associated with the northern regions of the USA and is also shipped in combination with the FAS grade.
Despite FAS is combined with F1F or Selects every board must have a minimum of one FAS face.
NO. 1 COMMON/ CABINET
The Number 1 Common grade is often referred to as the Cabinet grade in the USA because of its adaptability to the standard sizes of kitchen cabinet doors.
Includes boards that are a minimum of 3" wide and 4' long and will yield clear face cuttings from 66 2/3 % ( 8/12 ths) up to. but not including, the minimum requirement for FAS (83 1/3 %).
The smallest clear cuttings allowed are 3" by 3' and 4" by 2'. The number of these clear cuttings is determined by the size of the board. Both faces of the board must meet the minimum requirement for Number 1 Common.
Millrun grade includes a mixture of different grades. Based in Das Lumbers´ grading system we only include two grades, FAS and No. 1c, which means that it does not allow a lower grade than No. 1c
Das Lumber can offer different species on logs. It is advice for you to contact our salesman to offer you an accurate quotation.
Overall, we work with an A, B and C grade on logs, the specifications vary with each specie.
Logs are offered in m3 by using the following formula.
Avg D1 + Avg D2)/2 = D
Vol: π D^2 /4 * L
- The 4 diameters of the log are measured, and the average is calculated.
- The averages add up and divided by 2, giving us the diameter of the log.
- The volume of the log is obtained by using the above formula, considering “D” as the total diameter, and “L” as the length of the log.
- This will give us the cbm of each log.
|Board Size ( Min)||Cutting Size (Min)||Yield
|Formula for Clear Cuttings|
|FAS||6" x 8'||4" x 5'
3" x 7'
|Surface measure x 10 83 1/3%||Surface measure
|FAS 1 FACE||Same as FAS for species being graded||Best face of board must be grade FAS||Poor face of board must be grade No. 1 Common|
|SELECT||4" x 6'|
|NO. 1 COMMON||3" x 4'||4" x 2'
3" x 3'
|Surface measure x 8 66 2/3%||Surface measure +1
|NO. 2 2A & 2B||3" x 4'||3" x 2'||Surface measure x 6 50%||Surface measure
Das Lumber SA de CV is a Mexican exporter company specialized in exporting and distributing exotic hardwoods lumber and logs, mainly in Mexican hardwoods such as Ziricote, Parota, Tzalam, Chechen among others. Working together with Maderas La Mision SA de CV , the parent company, they have been involved the business for over 20 years.
All the Mexican exotic hardwoods Das Lumbers offers comes from the best quality logs from different areas in Mexico, like Yucatan. Considering Mexico is one of the main producers of these types of exotic hardwoods with Guatemala and Belize we have an advantage over others.
We strongly believe in our client’s satisfaction, with an strict quality controls and a continuous innovation to guarantee products and services. Constantly re-inventing with the aim of adapting to the current market fluctuations, and having a continue compromise with our suppliers, employees and the entire community to promote an integral development.
Mexican company specialized in the distribution of exotic Mexican lumber species, offering a wide portfolio in the Mexican market of national and international species. Das Lumber main focus are kiln dry hardwoods, this allows Das Lumber to offer their clients products with the best quality.
Das Lumber offers integral services that can be defined in different aspects:
- Adaptability of our products to different niche markets.
- Creating strategic alliances with our supplier to guarantee the best quality of the products.
- Obtaining the deserved rate of return for our stakeholders, and create a sustainable environment.
Das Lumber has a wide range of Mexican species ensuring the best service and quality, that allows proper differentiation. By offering an integral service, and establishing a business plan that will lead us to become a lumber distributor that created the most value to our customers in Mexico.