Engelmann Spruce bracewood, 1st grade
Bracewood is becoming harder to get as wood, in general, becomes scarcer. Mills are attempting to get the highest yields possible from their logs and/or billets meaning that there is less fall down from which to create bracewood. As a result, the quality of bracewood suffers – it won’t be perfectly quartersawn, the grain may not be straight the full length of the piece, there may be small defects and the grain could be wider than one is accustomed to. This is an industry-wide phenomenon and is outside of our control.
Unless otherwise noted, each bracewood unit is equivalent to 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 20", though the actual dimensions of the pieces you get may vary. You may get 1 or 2 pieces that will be equal to or more than this equivalent.
LMI strives to obtain the best brace stock available. You can save money by buying 2nd-grade material and working around the defects. Bracewood might be downgraded for any one or more of the following reasons: small knots, wide grain, slightly off
- Wood Species
- Engelmann Spruce
- Shipping Restrictions - Location
- No Restrictions
- 1st Grade
- 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 20" or equivalent