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Studs have the strength and stiffness values that make them suitable for use in load bearing walls. STD&BTR can also be used in general construction, but of often of higher quality combining the grades of A and B. A and B grades are defined as A: No knots, splits, or other visible defects. Used for fine furniture, exposed cabinetry, trim, and flooring; and B: A few, small defects but nearly perfect. Used for fine furniture, exposed cabinetry, trim, and flooring.

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Q: What is the difference between lumber that is graded stud and lumber that is graded std and BTR?
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