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:
6 Reviews You can rate it and share your thoughts with others.
8/4 Popular, 8.1.2013
Reviewer: JL (Alexandria, La)
Disappointed in the product. Some boards had stress cracks from improper drying while others still contained bark and are not full 8/4 stock.
I had previously purchased 3/4 inch stock and was extremely pleased with the product and expected the same quality with the 8/4.
First timer-Great, as far I as can tell, 1.30.2013
Reviewer: Josiah (Somerville, NJ)
I made an entry door with this poplar, and it was super dry and stable (so far). Arrived in great shape and milled up well. Time will tell the rest.
Reviewer: Bryan Williams (Basin, WY)
Woodworkers scource is the best! I always get what I want.
Rocker Material, 11.8.2011
Reviewer: Jerry Smith (Hobbs, NM)
The finish and the single straight edge made the machining of the parts for this project go quickly and accurately. When completed the customer was overjoyed with her rocker.
Poplar Lumber, 12.3.2010
Reviewer: Frt (, )
Prompt service and the item arrived in a timely manner, however the wood arrived with a couple of small dents (looks like hammer marks) on the planed side and top.