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?
Texture is rather coarse; luster high; grain straight to irregular. Works well, cutting cleanly with hand and machine tools. Takes an excellent finish. Similar to American Black Walnut, but usually darker and benefits from the lack of pale sapwood.
How's the color?
Dark chocolate brown sometimes with a purple cast.
Does it go by other names?
Nogal, Peruvian Walnut, Tropical Walnut
What could I use it for?
Decorative veneers, furniture, cabinetwork, interior finish.
What is the tree like?
Mostly up to 60 feet in height with diameters up to 36''; sometimes free from branches for 30 feet but more frequently clear to 10-15 feet.
The tree grows in
Central and South America
Average Customer Rating:
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Good material, slightly thin, 11.19.2013
Reviewer: Bob (Las Cruces, NM)
I got boards ranging from 4 1/4" to 4 3/4 inches. Color is very good, far more consistent than what you find in the FAS American walnut piles in the lumber yards. It's a great substitute for American walnut as long as you're not looking for figure. This is pretty straight grained. Although the surfaced material was a little over 3/4" thick, there were machine marks. Once I barely took out the machine marks with a drum sander, final dimensions were .71" to .75. So if you need a 3/4 inch spec, this may not work for you.
Not what expected., 3.9.2013
Reviewer: Ross Anderson (Riverdale, UT)
Although still very nice lumber, what I received was not what I expected. The WOW factor was not there. For my order, the grain and texture does not match what is represented in the pictures Woodworkers Source provide on this web site. I also compared this order to boards I have bought from another supplier. Their's match better. I will find good uses this lumber though. And I will continue to buy tons of stuff from here because they put out a quality product.
walnut trim, 4.12.2011
Reviewer: Derek (lower greenwich, NB)
The walnut was very easy to work with, machined perfectly, nice deep dark grain, finished well.Will use again on more projects