Design Tools

The materials below are produced by NELMA, the rules writing agency and grading authority for Eastern White Pine.

The 2013 Standard Grading Rules for Northeastern Lumber –  OUT OF STOCK Until 10/1/17
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This booklet contains the specific details for grading Eastern White Pine boards and other lumber speices, the Construction grades within the National Grading Rules (NGR), and Posts & Timbers, Beams & Stringers.  The Standard Eastern Patterns along with Deign Value Tables for all  Northeastern Species are also included with the Book’s 12 Sections.  All 12 Sections of the Book may be viewed, downloaded, and printed from www.nelma.org within the reference tab.  Bound copies of the Rules are available for purchase.

2017-2018 Buyer’s Guide + Membership Directory – Free

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Published in a conveniently-sized format (4 1/2″ x 6″), this handy spiral-bound reference booklet contains all the important informantion necessary for contacting NELMA’s members. The one-page per member printing displays company contact details, products produced, and other vital specifics for the following five membership categories: Lumber Manufacturers; Secondary Wood Products; Lumber Wholesalers; Industrial Equipment Manufacturers; Industrial Services. Be sure and check out the most up-to-date listings within the “Member Locator” tab within this website.

Eastern White Pine Brochure – $4.50

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A showcase folder containing tabbed information on all aspects of designing, specifying, installing, and finishing Eastern White Pine products. One inside empty pocket provides a place for individual company sales tools and information when converted for marketing use by a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer.

Eastern White Pine Grade Photo Swatch – $2.00

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This unique informational marketing tool takes on the look and size of a paint swatch, utilizing the same high-quality images utilized in the Eastern White Pine photo sheets for the 5 primary grades. Basic grade information is also included for each grade. Measuring 1-3/4″ x 8″, this compact tool is a great reference piece for architects, designers, lumber wholeslers and retailers, and consumers.

Patterns of Eastern White Pine – $2.75

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This updated publication showcases the official 23 standard patterns of Eastern White Pine. Printed in a 4” by 9” horizontal format, a single page is devoted to each pattern which includes an illustration of the final “look” of two pattern pieces is shown on the page as an inset. Two pages of end-use photography make this the perfect informational and marketing sales tool.

Eastern White Pine Grade Photo Sheet: D & Better Select – $0.30

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High-quality photos of representative sample boards within the NELMA Eastern White Pine grade of D & Better Select. Also includes a summary of the grading rule for D & Better Select

Eastern White Pine Grade Photo Sheet: Finish – $0.30

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High-quality photos of representative sample boards within the NELMA Eastern White Pine grade of Finish. Also includes a summary of the grading rule for Finish.

Eastern White Pine Grade Photo Sheet: Premium – $0.30

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High-quality photos of representative sample boards within the NELMA Eastern White Pine grade of Premium.  Also includes a summary of the grading rule for Premium.

Eastern White Pine Grade Photo Sheet: Standard – $0.30
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High-quality photos of representative sample boards within the NELMA Eastern White Pine grade of Standard. Also includes a summary of the grading rule for Standard.

Eastern White Pine Grade Photo Sheet: Industrial – $0.30
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High-quality photos of representative sample boards within the NELMA Eastern White Pine grade of Industrial. Also includes a summary of the grading rule for Industrial.

Story of Wood in the Northeast (DVD) – $10.00
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In 1948, NELMA produced a documentary on the lumber industry, titled “Story of Wood in the Northeast”.  This 25-minute film shows some of the early processes, markets, and technologies in the lumber industry at that time. It’s a classic that not only presents an interesting perspective on the industry, but showcases the innovation of NELMA in promoting the industry in general. Purchase includes an 11×17 movie marquee style poster, promoting the film & suitable for framing.

Eastern White Pine Pattern Poster – $10.00
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To complement the NELMA booklet of Standard Patterns of Eastern White, a 24” x 36” poster that includes all 23 patterns in a 3-column format is now available for purchase.   Designed to mimic the popular Patterns booklet and sales tool, this sturdy, eye-catching poster is both educational and attractive, and will look great on any office or planer mill wall!

Lumber from the Northeastern Region of the United States – $1.00
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This four-color publication is actually printed on a single 21”x33” size page, front and back, that folds into an 8-1/2”x11” size brochure we call the NELMA “Map”! The top half of the front page contains a wood-grained state map of the Northeast with indicators for mill locations along with mill contact information.  The bottom half provides a few historical facts on Eastern White Pine alongside important technical facts on the species.  All about NELMA and our quality control program has a spot on the front side as well.  Continuing on the back side is more “kitchen-sink” information that includes EWP grade photos and Pattern Profiles, End Use suggestions, EWP Properties and a wide variety of end-use photos scattered thoroughout.  The right side of the back page is devoted to Spruce-Pine-Fir south, with full information on grades, standard size charts, and strength values for selected sizes and grades.  The use of well-placed QR Codes (Scan Codes) makes this publication somewhat timeless, as the use of these codes with a smartphone or ipad can direct the reader to current website pages for further details and information.