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?
Sometimes called Estoraque. Santos Mahogany does feature a strong color that gets darker with a finish, and the wood is extraordinarily durable. Santos Mahogany is hard, moderately difficult to saw, and has a high blunting effect on cutters. Sawdust from machining may cause respiratory irritation in some individuals. A dust mask or respirator is advised.
How's the color?
Fresh cut heartwood is reddish-brown, but darkens to deep red or somwhat purplish. Color variation between boards is moderate.
Does it go by other names?
Balsamo, Cabriziva, Cedro chino, Chirraca, Estoraque, Incienso, Nabal, Palo de balsamo, Santos mahogany, Sandalo, Tache, Tolu
What could I use it for?
Fine furniture, cabinets, interior millwork, flooring, entry doors, stairs and moldings.
What is the tree like?
Heights up to 100 feet, but most commonly 50 to 65 feet. Trunk diameter of 18 to 36 inches.
The tree grows in
Southern Mexico through Central America to Argentina.
Average Customer Rating:
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Reviewer: dan goodman (sciotoville, oh)
Actually the board had a pretty good bow in it towards the one end. Thankfully, the pieces I needed to cut out were only 64 1/4 inches long and I took out some of the bow when I ran it through the jointer to get it to the required thickness. If it were much more than that I would have sent it back. The end that
was supposed to be straight was a little off. Before I did anything I ran it though the jointer and corrected it.