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Your Largest Financial Investment in a Single Wood Product

Okay, pop quiz time.  Put away your book and take out your number two pencil.


Circle the best answer to the following question:

Approximately how much wood is in the 2,400 sq. ft. American home shown below?House

a).   4,000 board feet
b). 14,000 board feet
c). 24,000 board feet
d). 34,000 board feet
e). There is no wood in the home because it has a brick veneer.

Finished with the quiz?  Okay, check your result because the answer is…

c).  The home shown in the picture above contains ca. 24,000 board feet of wood – wood that can be found in the structural elements, cabinetry, mouldings, doors, etc.  That’s a lot of wood indeed… even for a house with a brick veneer!

So, the next time you look at your house, recognize it as the biggest investment in a single wood product that you likely will ever make.