LUMBER

S&S HOME CENTER carries a full line of lumber supplies both in our warehouse and covered lumber yard. In fact, many of the areas remodeling contractors and new home builders rely on S&S HOME CENTER to supply all of their lumber needs. We carry a large selection of standard lumber that is kept in the dry. We can also special order most unique lumber request like Cedar post and beams. For nominal fees we can deliver to the job site as well. So whether you’re hiring a local contractor or your’re an avid DIY, from new home construction, remodeling, wood working or an arts and crafts project let S&S Home Center be your first choice for lumber!

Yellow Pine

Pine lumber is the most commonly used framing material in the United States. It is strong, lightweight and relatively inexpensive, which makes it an ideal choice for many applications.

 

  • Compared to other building materials, pine lumber is both plentiful and cheap. It is exceptionally strong for its weight, and is soft enough to accept complex milling processes. It is one of the most versatile woods in use today.
  • Pine lumber may be made from a variety of different types of pine. Most pine lumber is made from “yellow pine” — a catchall term for several species. White pine is primarily used in the trim and furniture industries due to its higher quality and lower incidence of knots in the wood’s surface.
  • Yellow pine lumber is available in a variety of sizes and lengths.
  • Any use of pine in an exterior environment requires either special treatment or exterior-grade paint. Pine is more susceptible to termite and rot damage than most other woods due to its open grain and high cellulose content. White pine is primarily used in the trim and furniture industries due to its higher quality and lower incidence of knots in the wood’s surface.
  • Builders have found many uses for spruce lumber in the construction and home building industries. Spruce posses a straight grain which gives it strength, making it an excellent lumber for structural applications, such as framing for houses.
  • Spruce lumber doesn’t have much pitch, which is the sticky material in lumber that contains wood resins or oils. This pitch deficiency causes spruce wood to rot quickly when left outdoors,

Spruce

  • Builders have found many uses for spruce lumber in the construction and home building industries. Spruce posses a straight grain which gives it strength, making it an excellent lumber for structural applications, such as framing for houses.
  • Spruce lumber doesn’t have much pitch, which is the sticky material in lumber that contains wood resins or oils. This pitch deficiency causes spruce wood to rot quickly when left outdoors,

Pressure Treated Lumber

 

  • Pressure treatment is a process that forces chemical preservatives into the wood. Wood is placed inside a closed cylinder, then vacuum and pressure are applied to force the preservatives into the wood. The preservatives help protect the wood from attack by termites, other insects, and fungal decay.
  • Southern Pine’s ease of treatability has made it the preferred species when pressure treatment with wood preservatives is required. The unique cellular structure of Southern Pine permits deep and uniform penetration of preservatives, rendering the wood useless as a food source for fungi, termites and micro-organisms. Research shows that Southern Pine can be expected to last for many decades when properly treated and installed for its intended use. There are two basic treatment ratings to remember when considering your project, Ground Contact and Non-Ground Contact. As the name implies the first is acceptable for contact with the ground and the second is not. Of course it is always best to avoid ground contact when possible. The majority of our treated lumber is ground contact rated.
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