Chicks Lumber is your full-service Metro Chattanooga lumber yard and building materials supplier. Looking for lumber near Chattanooga? We have whatever you may need for your next project!

We stock high quality lumber in the most popular sizes and styles, as well as building material products. We also stock those hard-to-find items you won’t find in the big box store. We have experienced staff who would love to help you find the materials for your next project.

In the event we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can custom order just about anything you might need with quick delivery to your Chattanooga jobsite!

We offer products that are durable, weather-resistant, affordable, and energy efficient.

Minimum National Grade Rules

FAS
This is the best grade yields about 85-90% clear cuttings. Most boards are 6″ and wider, 8′ and longer. (Exception: Walnut is 5″ and wider, 6′ and longer.)

Rough FAS lumber is graded from the board’s poorer side

FAS 1 FACE & BETTER

Subject to the same grading rule as FAS except that the board is graded from the better side and back side must grade at least No. 1 Common.

SELECTS & BETTER

Similar to FAS 1 Face & Better except that the minimum allowable board size is 4″ and wider, 6′ and longer. Backside may grade No. 1 Common or Sound.

SELECTS

4″ and wider, 6′ and longer. Better side grades FAS, reverse side grades No. 1 Common. Short and narrow boards are usually clear.

CLEAR 1 FACE SHORTS

4″ and wider, 4′-7′ long. For short clear cuttings – such as face frames and furniture parts.

NO. 1 COMMON “THRIFT GRADE”

3″ and wider, 4′ and longer. Yields over two-thirds clear cuttings. This economical grade contains less sap than the clearer grades. Stock is generally long with average widths. Walnut is an exception.

PRIME IMPORT QUALITY

Those woods which cannot be graded by NHLA rules carry the description Prime Import Quality. This term tells you that the wood is the best available in the world market.