Does Your Use Of Lumber In Mission Viejo CA Really Suit The Neighborhood?

May, 2014 by Alma Abell

Mission Viejo is located in the Saddleback Valley area of southern Orange County and it is amongst the largest master-planned communities in the United States; maybe there are some portions that might be a little under cared for; but, by and large, it could be considered something of a “posh” place and prime real estate. People living there probably feel obliged to maintain their homes to a reasonable standard.

No More Log Cabins

The log cabin home is now a part of American history; but, we do use a lot of wood in many of our houses. The timber frame construction method is very popular for a number of reasons and will probably remain so for as long as trees are still growing and being felled for their lumber. I would hazard a guess that the most widespread use for Lumber In Mission Viejo CA is construction.

This would be basically raw lumber; the tree is cut down and taken to a saw mill where the useable wood is sawn into planks or boards. There are a number of standard sizes that are cut; the standardization being on width and thickness dimensions (length being something of a variable – as was the height of the original tree). Constructional lumber is usually from coniferous trees such as pine, fir or spruce (which are classified as softwoods).

When sawn it is basically of a white color and the dimensions are stated in a method that is based on the figure four – a 2 by 4 having a nominal dimension of 2 inches thick and 4 inches wide (these are the nominal cut size before the wood has been dried and before the rough sawn surface has been planned smooth; the actual size sold as Lumber In Mission Viejo CA is 1½ inches x 3½ inches). For construction work; the lumber is often sold in pre-cut (stud) lengths of 8, 9, or 10 feet. Generally the longest length available from the mill is 24 feet. Since this lumber forms the frame of the house and will be covered up by cladding on walls and roofing overhead; not much notice is paid to the appearance of the wood – although things like knots and other natural characteristics that could weaken the strength of the wood have to be taken into account.


For the visible wooden parts of our homes; fully smoothed and stained lumber will be used; typically in hardwoods like Birch, Teak, Mahogany, Maple or Oak. The staining process will take care to highlight the natural grain in the wood to give it a good visual aspect so that your front door (for example) is making a statement about the quality of your home that is clearly visible to all who approach it.

When you need to purchase Lumber In Mission Viejo CA; you should go to the showrooms of Capistrano Hardwoods in Orange County for everything from bare boards to finished doors. Take a look at their website at to find out more.

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