HARDWOOD GRADING AND MERCHANDISING
This course is an introduction to the measurement, merchandising and inspection of hardwood lumber and logs. Topics covered include hardwood manufacturing standards, tally criteria, defect identification and the various methods of determining the grade of hardwood lumber and logs. Students will be introduced to the latest development in automated lumber scanning equipment. Emphasis will be on the understanding of standard grade classifications used within the industry and hands-on practice using inspection rules and scaling sticks.
Condition: Accepted into the Wood Science Associate Degree program, Wood Technology Technical Diploma or Basic Wood Manufacturing Certificate, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.