Basswood 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

Basswood 8/4 Lumber

$6.49 /Board Feet

1-99 $6.49 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $4.87 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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  1. Enter your finished dimensions
  2. Tap "Add to List"
  3. Repeat for as many sizes as you need
  4. Add to cart when you're ready
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Basswood lumber comes in random sizes. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 10" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

6' to 12' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. The length you receive depends on how much you order.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible.
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 450 lbs (approx 100-150 board feet depending on the wood).

1-13/16" Thickness

Also known as 8/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 1-3/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project..
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

How Lumber Ordering Works

1

Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet

2

Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.

3

Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

About Basswood (Tilia americana)

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Weight

2.33

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-34.92% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

410

Janka Rating
-68.22% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.4

Specific Gravity
-37.50% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Basswood tree grows
Basswood is a domestic wood from North America

Basswood is the wood of choice for many wood carvers. This light weight wood works very easily with both hand and power tools. It cuts cleanly, nails, screws, and glues well, though sanding leaves the surface woolly. Can be painted, stained, and finished without difficulty.

color of Basswood
Color Range
Creamy white to very light brown.
the Basswood tree
What's The Tree Like?
A large tree with a long trunk. Matures with a height of 60-100 feet and a trunk diameter of 24-36".
other names for Basswood
Other Names
American basswood, American lime, American linden, Basswood, Beetree, Beetree linden, Carolina linden, Florida basswood, Florida linden, Limetree, Linden, Linn, White basswood
uses for Basswood
Some Typical Uses
Carving, turning, pattern making, boxes, crates

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained
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5
October 15th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Phillip Powers
Mississippi
Carver
I think the extreme creativity that you have shown in your notification is a good match for my own rampant personality. I've not yet had the time to do my relief, but the pieces look very nice!
3
November 26th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Wayne
NH
Enthusiast Woodworker
A littlw disappointed
I was a little disappointed with the basswood. I used it for building a guitar and wanted to do a clear stain but the wood had a lot of color imperfections and water marks. Ended up having to paint it. Other than that it was good with no cracks or breaks. It was also easy to work with.
Familiarity: I haven't used it yet
5
October 14th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Jay
WY
Hobbyist Woodworker
Basswood 8/4
Excellent for carving
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
5
May 16th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Steve
Kentucky
Steve
I have placed two orders, one for 8/4 cherry the second for 8/4 basswood. Both were delivered in a timely manner and the products were more than satisfactory. I have placed a 3rd order for 1/2" cherry and I expect this will also be of similar quality. Prices were competitive and when I called the company with questions they were both congenial and helpful.
5
April 1st, 2020
Verified Buyer
Bryan
Texarkana Texas
Basswood order was a Great Experience
These guys took time to help guide me through my order (I'm a noobie) and when the wood showed up it was packaged properly and the grade was suburb.
5
January 31st, 2020
Verified Buyer
Bif
n/a
Hobbyist Woodworker
Whittling and power carving
I use this for basswood carvings. Good wood.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
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3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
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