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Industry Terms and Definitions

Below you can find a glossary of terms related to the lumber and timber industry to help you better understand SPTP’s products and services and how they can benefit your organization. 


Eased edge; a part of the planing or surfacing operation in which the edges of dimension and many other products are slightly rounded to reduce splintering; lumber of one and two inch nominal thickness may be rounded to a radius of no more than 1/16 and 1/8 inch respectively


A piece of sawmill machinery used to saw cants after they come off the headrig, squaring the edges and ripping the cants into lumber