Jim Reader of Reader’s Hardwood Supply talks Lumber

When Downes and Reader in Stoughton, MA, was bought out by Rugby Corporation, Jim decided to launch a new business.  Reader’s Hardwoods has grown steadily and now features one of the largest selections of domestic and imported hardwoods in Southeastern New England. Jim will address questions like: How is hardwood lumber sourced? How is it graded? What are the differences between plain, rift and quarter sawn boards?  What is the best way to store wood? How important is determining the moisture content of boards for furniture making?  What’s the definition of “board foot” vs. “linear foot”?  What about toxicity? Come hear Jim share insights from his unparalleled experience in the hardwood lumber trade.