Where do I find the Buyer’s Guide?
The Buyer's Guide is now the Product Guide and is an online-only searchable document. We will no longer have this guide in print.
What is the difference between Kiln Dried (KD) and Heat Treated (HT) lumber?
Kiln dried lumber is heated in kilns to reduce moisture in lumber through evaporation to reduce warping, but may not reach an internal temperature that sterilizes the wood. Heat treated lumber is heated to 56°C for 30 minutes to ensure complete sterilization of the lumber.
How do I find out what company a stamp belongs to?
You can look up the stamp number in our membership directory. You can submit a picture of the stamp via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you, typically the same business day.
How is board feet calculated?
Width in inches X length in feet / 12 = board feet Example: 8’ 2x4 = 2 x 4 = 8 / 12 = .666 x 8’ = 5.333 board feet Example: 16’ 2x6 = 2 x 6 = 12 / 12 = 1 x 16’ = 16 board feet
What areas does the West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau service?
U.S. and Europe. Please contact us for specific states and countries.