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?
Figured with many small swirls resulting in circular eyes separate from each other - dubbed birds eye figure. Same species as typical hard white maple, yet featuring this distinctive figure. The wood is hard and heavy, very durable with a fine texture. Birds eye figure does pose problems with planing and some hand tool operations.
How's the color?
Cream white to reddish brown.
Does it go by other names?
Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
What could I use it for?
Furniture, some cabinetry, high end pieces (furniture, interior trim and paneling, etc.) and fine accessories like jewelry boxes, desk clocks, etc.
What is the tree like?
Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36''.
The tree grows in
Northeastern USA & Canada.
Average Customer Rating:
4 Reviews You can rate it and share your thoughts with others.
Maple Birds Eye 4/4 Lumber, 12.28.2012
Reviewer: Matthew Wenzel (Elmont, ny)
Great piece of Bids Eye Maple,as I usually receive.
stained glass frame material, 5.16.2012
Reviewer: Leta Phelps (williston, fl)
First time we have considered using the Maple Birds Eye. The material we got was fantastic. There was a little checking on the ends, but it was not that bad - I can work around it. Texture and
eye appeal will do an excellent job for us.
Absolutely beautiful wood., 2.13.2012
Reviewer: Pat (LaVale, MD)
Excellent figure! What is not to love?
Birds eye maple for a guitar., 4.5.2011
Reviewer: Casey (, )
You guys chose a great piece for me. It was exactly what I asked for. I am currently using it as the front and back plates on a custom guitar. Also, your customer service and demeanor were very appealing. Keep up the great work!
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