Interpreting a Grade Stamp

A lumber grade stamp will tell you much more than the grade of the lumber! The moisture content, the species of wood, the mill number of the manufacturer, and the name or logo of the agency that certified the lumber are important elements also contained within the stamp. To learn how to identify this information within a grade stamp, click here.

For additional details on grade stamping and to view a variety of sample NELMA grade stamps, see Section 1 of the Standard Grading Rules for Northeastern Lumber booklet.