Frequently Asked Questions
How do I figure out how much lumber I need for my project?
First you need to calculate the square footage of the area of your project. For example, for a wall 8′ high and 10′ wide, the square footage would be 8×10=80 sq. ft. Then you need to subtract the square footage of any windows or doors in the project area to finalize your total square footage.
Next, calculate your lineal footage by multiplying the square footage by the exposed surface area of the product that you are using. For example, Johnson Lumber 1×6 T&G has a 5.125 face. This means that you would multiply your square footage by 12 and divide by 5.125 to get your lineal footage. If you are using 1×8 T&G, the face coverage is 6.875, therefore you would multiply your square footage by 12 and divide by 6.875.
Finally, always account for about 5% waste factor so that you do not run short. To do this, multiply your final lineal footage by 1.05 and that will be the amount to order.
What is End-Matching and why do I need it?
End-Matching means that each board has a tongue on one side (male end) and a groove on the other side (female end). When the boards are installed, the ends lock together and create a bond that will eliminate the chance of the boards cupping and helps reduce expansion and contraction of the wood. This also means that the boards do not need to all end on a stud, reducing installation time!
How does Johnson Lumber create such a smooth finish for both stain and clearcoat?
Johnson Lumber uses state of the art technology that sands the board every single time an application of stain or clearcoat is applied. This means that your board is sanded (at minimum) of two times making the application of stain and clearcoat smooth and consistent. This also means that when the boards are finished, they will all match because the color stays consistent throughout the process.
How do I clean Johnson Lumber Pre-Finished Pine once it is installed?
We recommend dry-dusting your finished product to remove dust or general buildup. The clearcoat finish makes cleaning a breeze!
Where can I purchase Johnson Lumber Pine?
Our website has a menu option of “Where to Buy”. Once you enter your address, you will be able to find a local lumber retailer that distributes Johnson Lumber Pine. If you have any trouble, please feel free to call us at (315) 493-1774.