Number Two Lumber Siding at Standard Chemical Company Lumber Yard, South River, 1931
The amount of lumber produced by the sawmill in South River during 1926 was:
2 500 000 board feet of birch
100 000 board feet of maple
50 000 board feet of elm
50 000 board feet of ash,
1 000 000 board feet of spruce and balsam,
600 000 board feet of Hemlock,
150 000 board feet of pine.
Number Four Lumber Siding, Standard Chemical Company Details
The total was 4 450 000 board feet, of which 2 700 000 was hardwood.
Four Inch Birch Lumber Stacked at the Standard Chemical Company's South River Lumber Yard
By a large margin, birch was the most used timber for lumber in South River, over half of the total board feet produced. Here we see some four inch birch lumber stacked at the lumber yard in South River.
Standard Chemical Company #3 Lumber Siding, circa 1930 Details
In the mid 1920s, the softwood lumber was distributed by wholesalers in Ontario. The middle and lower grade hardwood went to the flooring and furniture industry. The best hardwood was exported to the United States. By the late 1940s, the lumber from the mill was sold wholesale to furniture factories, flooring manufacturers, with top-grade material used in station-wagon bodies and airplane propellers. About 70% of the hardwood and 50% of the softwood went to the United States.
Standard Chemical Company #6 Lumber Siding, 1931 Details
Three Inch Birch Lumber Stacked at the Standard Chemical Company's South River Lumber Yard