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TracyO

07:57PM | 04/25/04
Member Since: 02/06/03
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A few years ago, a carpenter told me of wood to be used for replacing window jams but I am not sure of the correct name. He said it was something like 4 sides square or 4S wood. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Basically, my husband and I are replacing the interior window jams and were hoping to replace with something nice that can be stained. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Tracy

Mark Hammond

06:29PM | 04/27/04
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Most wood that is sold is milled to a specific dimension. The abbreviation s4s means squared four sides, meaning that all surfaces and edges are at right angles to one another and planed not rough. s2s means squared 2 sides. It is a pretty common way to buy stock. Even lumber for framing is milled or dressed. In some rural areas small mills will cut the stock square but not planed. This is still catagorized as rough stock. The amount of terms and labels when dealing with wood is staggering and there are even grades depending on whether the stock is "soft" (pine,spruce,fir,hemlock,etc.) or graded as hardwood,(walnut,maple,oak,cherry to name a few)......MJH
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