Grade lumber


Grade the quality of milled or rough-sawed lumber for irregularities, to ensure specified dimensions.

Alternative labels

assess lumber
evaluate lumber
grading lumber
gauge lumber

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Grade lumber is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Lumber grader: Lumber graders inspect lumber, or wood cut into planks. They test the lumber, look for irregularities and grade the wood based on quality and desirability of the pattern.

Optional skill

Grade lumber is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Grade lumber – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022