Frequently Asked Questions
                                                                      ...and some extra stuff.
Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to a few of the questions we get asked on a daily basis.

What is the difference between rough lumber and dressed lumber?
Rough lumber has a rough surface texture, usually still showing saw marks which would later be removed by the planer.
"Dressed" or "surfaced" lumber has been put through a planing machine to give smoothness and uniformity of size.
 
Why does the size say 1" x 4 ", yet the board is actually 3/4" x 3 1/2"?
A dressed piece of lumber is still referred by it's original rough size.  For example, a 3/4" x 3 1/2" board started off with a rough size of 1x4", and that is the name that remains with it. 
 
What is the difference between lineal foot and board foot?
A lineal foot is 12” of length regardless of width and or thickness.
A board foot is any dimensional equivalent of 1” x 12” x 12”, such as 1” x 6” x 24”, or 2” x 6” x 12”.
 
How do I calculate how many board feet of material I need?
To convert lineal feet to board feet, use this formula:
Thickness (in inches) x Width (in inches) x Length (in inches) divided by 144
Example:
One board at 1” x 6” x 120" = 5 board feet
eg: 1” x 6” x 120" / 144  = 5 BF
 
How do I calculate how many lineal feet I need from a square foot measurement?
To determine how many linear feet of material you need,  multiply your square footage by 12 and then divide it by the width of the material you are using.
 
Will Peacock Lumber cut material that I bought somewhere else?
Unfortunately, we cannot perform any work on material that was not purchased at our store. 
 
Do you do installations?
We do not do home installations, however we have great relationships with many of the local contractors and we'd be glad to put you in contact with one of them if you need work done.

TIPS:
To determine square footage - Measure length time width.
To calculate a waste allowance - Multiply the linear foot result by 5% (for waste)and add the product to the linear footage.
 

PLYWOOD GLOSSARY

A - Face and back veneers practically free from all defects. 
A/B - Face veneer is practically free from all defects.  Reverse veneers with only a few small knots or discolourations.
A/BB - Face as A but reverse side permitting jointed veneers, large knots, plugs, etc.  Both side veneers with only a few small knots or discolourations.
B/BB - Face veneers with only a few small knots or discolourations.  Reverse side permitting jointed veneers, large knots, plugs, etc.
BB - Both sides permitting jointed veneers, large knots, plugs, etc.
C&D are generally paint grade plywood 1 or 2 means same species veneer on both sides of plywood 4 - Means species will be on one side only back is generally a construction rough grade plywood not meant to be seen.
 
VC = Veneer Core   PC = Particle Core   MC = Multi Core   IMP = Imported Dom=Domestic   U = Urea Glue   P = Phenolic Glue
 
 
DELIVERY CHARGES
 
OSHAWA / COURTICE...........................
WHITBY..................................................
AJAX / PICKERING..................................
BROOKLIN / BOWMANVILLE................
PORT PERRY / SCARBOROUGH............
​NEW CASTLE / ORONO.........................
PORT HOPE / UXBRIDGE.......................
MARKHAM.............................................
TORONTO AND VICINITY......................
 
OTHER AREAS WILL BE ESTIMATED BASED ON DISTANCE & ORDER SIZE
 
BASIC DELIVERY COST - TRUCK AND ONE DRIVER = $100.00 PER HOUR
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