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?
Very distinct leafy grain. Annual rings combine soft, open-meshed spring wood, and hard, close-grained summer wood. Strong and light, very durable and naturally resistant to decay. Soft, easy to work, sand and finish.
How's the color?
Pale yellow to yellowish red, often salmon-colored.
Does it go by other names?
Baldcypress, Cypress, Pond cypress, Red cypress, Southern cypress, Yellow cypress, Louisiana red cypress, White cypress, Gulf cypress, Swamp cypress, Tidewater red cypress, Black cypress, Buck cypress, Cow cypress.
What could I use it for?
Outdoor application, furniture, boat building, fences, patio furniture.
What is the tree like?
A large tree usually 100-120 feet tall with a trunk diameter up to 60''. An aquatic tree preferring very wet, swampy areas.
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Average Customer Rating:
3 Reviews You can rate it and share your thoughts with others.
Soft but quality, 11.1.2011
Reviewer: JMM (El Paso, TX)
The wood is softer than I would have liked, but that has nothing to do with the quality of the lumber I received. This type of cypress is just "like that." I'm reserving judgement till I have exposed the finished project to water, moisture and the elements.
My cypress 12-9-2010, 12.8.2010
Reviewer: wells doty (Salem, SC)
Outstanding- especially compared to the 4/4 cypress I got today and locally. Boards are rough, lots of work to be done on it to get it - once I get the deep splinters out!
A+ cypress, 7.11.2009
Reviewer: Randy M. (San Diego, CA)
Just got my order of 40 bored feet and was really happy with the sizes. High quality boards too. I'll order again.
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