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?
Soft, straight-grained with a fine, even texture. Very knotty with distinctive cedar aroma. Soft, easy to work but knots may present some difficulties. Easy to finish.
How's the color?
Light red with streaks of creamy white.
Does it go by other names?
Eastern red cedar, Juniper, Red juniper, Red cedar, Virginia pencil cedar
What could I use it for?
Linen and blanket chests, pencils, boxes. Carves and whittles nicely.
What is the tree like?
Reaches a height of 40-60 feet with a buttress trunk which may often be angled with a diameter up to 24''.
The tree grows in
Eastern USA and Southern Canada.
Average Customer Rating:
10 Reviews You can rate it and share your thoughts with others.
Great wood, 8.28.2013
Reviewer: tm (BRADENTON, FL)
Very please with my order. It was used to retrofit an old Kincade robe cabinet with shelves so my wife could store her
scraps of material at our cabin. She was very pleased with
The wood was very good quality and easy to work with.
very pleased, 7.31.2013
Reviewer: tim (chino valley, Arizona)
The only problem is that I should have bought more. I am almost out.
Amazing quality!!!, 3.11.2013
Reviewer: Darrell V. (Roswell, NM)
When I opened the packages, I was exceptionally pleased with the quality of the wood. I could not be more satisfied with the boards that were picked for me. I could not have done better. The figuring on the wood will make a beautiful blanket chest.
Reviewer: John Ely (Iowa city, IA)
Lots of surface defects, may be normal for this type of wood. I've never worked with aromatic cedar before. Will need to fill big surface gouges with epoxy or dutchmen. Packaged well and arrived promptly.