Below is the Janka Hardness Scale, which is a relative scale of a wood's hardness:

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Fredericksburg Area Woodworker's Guild Logo

Curtis & Jean Fitzgerald also came together with local woodworkers from the community to form the region's Fredericksburg Area Woodworker's Guild. Guild meetings are currently hosted at J.C.


A board foot is a measure of volume, not length. A board foot is 144 square inches, or equivalent to a peice of wood 1" x 12" x 12".

American Hardwood Export Council Logo

From the American Hardwood Export Council, a prominant trade association, we have included their 

National Hardwood Lumber Association Logo

The National Hardwood Lumber Association establishes industry standards for lumber grading - and maintains those standards through advocacy and training programs.