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?
Fine textured, soft and lightweight. Easily worked and takes paint exceptionally well. Frequently finished to look like other woods.
How's the color?
Grayish white sapwood with greenish brown heart.
Does it go by other names?
American tulipwood, American whitewood, Canary whitewood, Canary wood, Canoe wood, Poplar, Popple, Saddletree, Tulip poplar, Tuliptree, Tulipwood, White poplar, Whitewood, Yellow poplar
What could I use it for?
Furniture, cabinets, jigs, drawer sides, painted furniture
What is the tree like?
A tall, stately tree. May reach 150 feet high with a trunk up to 10 feet and free of branches for up to 90 feet.
The tree grows in
Eastern USA & Canada.
Average Customer Rating:
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All went well., 3.18.2013
Reviewer: John N. (Rockford, IL)
just what I needed, 1.18.2013
Reviewer: J. Fowler (N. Las Vegas, nv)
this is my second time getting my sculpting wood here , and the quality of the wood is remarkable. No cracking, warping and fro me most importantly there are no knots! So once agai, thank you all for doing a great job of caring for my needs.
bar stools, 5.27.2012
Reviewer: charles cassidy (baton rouge, la.)
just what i ordered wood was ordered with other project wood so del was right on time
Should have listed sizes, 1.25.2012
Reviewer: JAP (Clarkston, WA)
Very little waste But had to change my design to make up for material sent was to short I had planed a inch and a half mapple top but now it will be 2 inch,.
Inexpensive and easy to work with, 2.2.2011
Reviewer: JW (Norman, OK)
My local suppliers only carry 4/4 material but I wanted to try milling legs for a small console table from solid stock rather than gluing up a bunch of thin boards to get the size I wanted. The 12/4 poplar was exactly what I needed and arrived in perfect condition. It is quite soft and will not be as durable as other options but it mills easily and is a pleasure to work with. For my first try at designing a project the price was right.