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.
This beautiful dark wood is admired by woodworkers for its abundance of flowing and often swirling grain patterns and dark color. The wood is dense enough to be used for flooring and furniture, but not so hard as to be difficult to work with hand tools.
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:10% 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?
Usually steamed to match sapwood and heartwood. Fine but open grain. Moderately coarse texture. Excellent to work including turning and carving.
How's the color?
Light to dark brown or chocolate brown.
Does it go by other names?
American black walnut, American Walnut, Black Walnut, Eastern black walnut
What could I use it for?
Gun stocks, musical instruments, fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring.
What is the tree like?
A moderate sized tree reaching about 100 feet and producing a trunk up to 60'' in diameter.
The tree grows in
Mid and Eastern United States and Canada
Average Customer Rating:
27 Reviews You can rate it and share your thoughts with others.
4/4 Black Walnut, 5.21.2014
Reviewer: Daniel Smith (Hulett, WYOMING)
I always keep a good supply of high quality Black Walnut in my shop, as it can be used by itself or accents many other species- I wanted 8+" wide and 8' long- the 3 pcs I received are top grade, very clear and a beautiful grain pattern - I will be ordering more of this very high quality lumber- all lumber from Woodworkers Source has been the best I can find, I used to drive 300 miles to the nearest city 2x's a year, since I have found the folks here I can spend my time on doing what I love- Custom Woodwork- Thanks from N.E.Wyoming
Very nice lumber. , 1.30.2014
Reviewer: T B (, VT)
Had a couple cracks and knots but mostly clear. I'm happy with my order.
Reviewer: DMB (Pittsburgh, PA)
Excellent selections. These boards look great and look great together. There is some figuring with some lighter browns through it that make it 'pop'....and some great tight grain patterns that really flow through the length of the boards. Could not be happier.
Walnut review, 5.2.2013
Reviewer: JH (Rangeley, Me)
My stock had great grain patterns and a nice shift in and out of heart wood. I really enjoyed the selection.
Good first experience, 4.4.2013
Reviewer: Jaosn (Bartlesville, Oklahoma)
I order 25 board feet of this during a recent special promotion (free shipping). I'd never ordered from Woodworkers Source or lumber online for that matter. I'm really pleased with the boards I got. Three nearing 8 feet and 3 near 6 feet, random but nice widths. Lovely color on all of them--no splits, knots, or other nastiness. Good communication, and they arrived within a week - and that was after I got an email saying there would be a delay! I'll be back again.