Address

1921 Main Street Belledune, New Brunswick

Quick Contact

+1 (506) 522-9000 ​

Email Us

info@chaleurforestproducts.com

Products

Top quality lumber from the managed forests of Northern New Brunswick.

PREMIUM
and SELECT

Premium and Select grades are considered the highest quality lumber, from a ‘visual’ perspective. They are not an ‘official’ grade according to either the National Lumber Grades Association (NLGA) or the Maritime Lumber Bureau (MLB) as the structure is no different than the # 2 and better grade, for construction purposes (strength).

However, from an appearance point of view, it is the nicest piece of lumber with no visual defects, such as wane, rot, knots, twist, warp.

This is sold to Home Centers across North America, at a “Premium” price.

Each piece is stamped with the word “Prime”. In marketing these products, sawmills use there own unique way of describing its appearance, which are interchangeable; Prime, Select, Premium, Clear.

#2 and
Better (BTR)

The # 2 and BTR grade, refers to lumber that meets the # 2 grade of both the NLGA and the MLB, and meets the structural requirements of home builders, including trusses, floor joists, etc., and is considered the strongest grade. Several states in the US, require a # 2 and better stamp in their building codes.

It is not a perfect “looking” piece of lumber, as it does not have to be “square”, but it must meet the structural requirements (strength). For example, there cannot be any soft rot, warp, or large knots that could affect its structure.

The term # 2 and better (BTR) means it must meet the # 2 grade, at a minimum, or better.

The actual MLB, NLGA stamp says no. 2.

Stud

The “stud” grade would be considered an average, acceptable grade for certain use, but not all, building applications.

It is called “stud”, as it is generally used for the “studding” of the house, or construction of the interior walls, which are not used for structural integrity.

In other words, a “stud” grade may actually appear nicer looking than a # 2, because it is generally more square, but because it is allowed to have large knots, some small % of soft rot, it can’t be used in certain structural building applications, such as a “truss”. Stud grade lumber is squarer, in order to allow for a nailing edge, when installing drywall.

The MLB / NLGA stamp says “Stud”.

Reach our Sales Team for:

andrews@brunswickvalley.ca

(506) 457-1900

PMO

Planer mill outs, or PMO, is considered the lowest quality lumber from a “visual” perspective. It is not an “official” grade either, according to both the NLGA or MLB, as it contains several defects, and therefore does not meet the standard for home construction, as there is no structural value.

Because of this, there is no PMO stamp and therefore is not inspected by the MLB. Some sawmills refer to this grade as Economy.

Green Rough Lumber

We also produce green rough lumber. These products are sold to industrial customers such as fencing manufacturers, pallet plants, bed frame producers and the packaging industry.

Reach our Sales Team for:

bernard.savoie@chaleurforestproducts.com

(506) 457-1900

product list by location

Below is the list of products we over at our different saw mills

Belledune

GRADE
SIZE
LENGTH
PREMIUM
2X4
88
89
92 5/8
93
94 1/8
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
108
116 5/8
117
120
2×6
X
X
92 5/8
93
96
104 5/8
105
x
108
116 5/8
117
120
#2 BTR
2X4
72
84
x
88
90 1/2
91 1/2
92 5/8
93
94 1/8
94 1/4
96
100 5/8
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
108
108 5/8
116 5/8
117
120
2X6
72
84
87
88
x
x
92 5/8
93
x
93 1/4
96
100 5/8
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
108
x
116 5/8
117
120
STUD
2X4
60
72
84
x
88
91 1/2
92 5/8
93
94 1/8
94 1/2
94 1/4
x
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
116 5/8
117
120
2X6
60
72
84
87
88
x
92 5/8
93
x
x
x
96
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
116 5/8
117
120
PMO
2X4
96
108
120
2X6
96
108
120
PMO SHORTS
2X4
60
72
84
2X6
60
72
84
KILN WETS
2X4
96
108
120
2X6
96
108
120
ROUGH
1X3
6
7
8
9
10
1X4
6
7
8
9
10
1X6
6
7
8
9
x
2X3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2X4
4
5
6
7
2X6
6
7

Bathurst

GRADE
SIZE
LENGTH
PREMIUM
2X4
88
89
92 5/8
93
94 1/8
96
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
108
2×6
88
92 5/8
93
96
104 5/8
105
108
#2 BTR
2X4
72
84
x
88
90 1/2
92 5/8
93
94 1/8
94 1/4
96
100 5/8
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
108
108 5/8
2X6
72
84
87
88
x
92 5/8
93
x
x
96
100 5/8
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
108
x
STUD
2X4
60
72
84
x
88
92 5/8
93
94 1/8
94 1/4
x
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
116 5/8
120
2X6
60
72
84
87
88
92 5/8
93
x
x
96
104 5/8
105
106 1/8
116 5/8
x
PMO
2X4
96
108
2X6
96
108
PMO SHORTS
2X4
60
72
84
2X6
60
72
84
KILN WETS
2X4
96
108
2X6
96
108
ROUGH
1X4
6
7
8
9
10
1X6
6
7
8
9
x
2X3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2X4
4
5
6
7
2X6
7
6