Use this calculator to help you estimate how much board footage you'd like to buy. Remember, if you're calculating based on a required finished size you'll also need to estimate some extra so you have enough to work with to achieve your desired size.
You'll have to cut your own pieces to size. Hardwood lumber is sold as a bulk raw product, which means that our stacks of lumber have a big variety of sizes most often from 4" up to 12" wide, and 6' to 16' long.
Only some unusual exotic woods are narrower than 4" and under 6' long. This is clearly stated when that's the case, everything else is larger.
We always ship the longest boards possible, and rarely ship boards less than 48" long unless you request shorter. The longest we can ship by UPS is 96" (that's 8').
For general fine woodworking, the various widths and lengths meet the needs and desires of woodworkers building furniture, cabinetry, and fine woodwork. But we do understand that certain projects have some requirements, and we're happy to help you out.
Here's how we can help you get the sizes you need:
We can hand-select material that will yield what you need. Type your needs into the "Selection Request" field right above the Add to Cart button above when you place your order. 4 things to know about size requests
We can do some limited custom milling such as planing to a different thickness and straight-line ripping one edge. Please call or email to talk about your needs.
Other Good things To Know
Grade:Select & Better. See our page about Hardwood Grading for some details about common lumber grades and their definitions.
Extra Discount:25% off for 100+
Lumber Thickness Compared:
The thickness of hardwood lumber is expressed as a fraction. Here are the various lumber thicknesses compared to one another.
What's the wood like?
Its color, texture and grain give it a very close resemblance to classic Honduras Mahogany. Relatively hard and works well aside from the woolly surfaces that sanding produces; highly lustrous and polishes well; very durable wood.
How's the color?
Light pink to reddish-brown or golden tan-brown.
Does it go by other names?
Diala iri, Akuk, Bandoro,Khaya mahogany, Benin mahogany, Ogwango, Bisselon, Senegal mahogany, Bitehi
What could I use it for?
Furniture, cabinets, interiors, boat building, veneer, desks, cabinets, entry doors, stairs, moldings and trim.
What is the tree like?
Reaches heights of 140 feet with trunk diameter up to 72'' above large buttresses. Bole will measure 40-80 feet.
The tree grows in
West Africa, primarily Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria
Average Customer Rating:
3 Reviews You can rate it and share your thoughts with others.
As Advertised - I am Happy!, 6.7.2013
Reviewer: Phil M (Keystone Heights, FL)
Very happy. One piece was exceptionally beautiful. I will be a return customer for sure.
AFrican Mahogany, 6.5.2010
Reviewer: PAV (Vincennes, IN)
IT is very nice and delivered nicely packaged. Thanks
Reviewer: Dean (Schenectady, NY)
I've been pretty happy using africa mahogany. One draw back is that it has some slight twisting in my pieces as I cut it up for my projects. Other than that it's great.