Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber

$19.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $19.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $14.99 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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  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

Bloodwood 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).

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 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 Bloodwood (Brosimum paraense)

View All Bloodwood Products
Weight

4.5

lbs /Bd. Ft.
25.70% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2900

Janka Rating
124.81% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.69

Specific Gravity
7.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 8/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

map of where Bloodwood tree grows
Bloodwood is an exotic wood from Latin America

Extraordinarily hard, dense, and tight grained. Bloodwood often holds a lot of tension in the wood, making it unstable and prone to twist or cup. It's best used in small pieces. However, woodworkers like the way it finishes and polishes, and the vivid color is always eye catching.

color of Bloodwood
Color Range
Rich strawberry red to light pink or yellowish red; sometimes with golden yellow stripes.
other names for Bloodwood
Other Names
Satine, Amapa rana, Pau rainha, Falso pao brasil, Conduru, Satinwood, Muirapiranga, Satine rouge, Satine rubane, Siton paya, Satijnhout, Doekaliballi, Satinholz, Ferolia, Legno satino, Palo de oro, Bloodwood
uses for Bloodwood
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, jewelry boxes, inlays, small parts, accessories

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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4
October 4th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Nick
SF Bay Area
Beautiful, clear board
I've not yet used this board. It will be primarily for a fretboard. The only but of criticism that I have at this time is that it would be good if more paraffin/end grain sealer were applied by WWS. I like in a climate with much higher RH than the WWS warehouse so, I did see some checking as the wood acclimated. Honestly, it was a trio of issues that led to this, with the largest responsibility falling on my shoulders for not thinking to beef up the end-grain seal, as well as a major heatwave hitting just as the wood was delivered, causing far more stress than it would have seen otherwise. Will almost definitely buy again, though, I am searching for more domestics that can take this role.
4
August 30th, 2020
Verified Buyer
n/a
n/a
New Woodworker
Bloodwood
Came as expected. Color is a bit lighter than expected
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
5
March 18th, 2017
Verified Buyer
Wyowoodsmith
Hulett Wyoming
Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber- Deep Dark BloodRed
When I figured my bf. for the soaking tub surround I'm fabricating for myself (My Dr. says my RA will be less painful w/ a soaking tub) I knew how rich the last Bloodwood I had ordered from WWS, I ordered 2 pcs. 8" x 96" , and I received 2 at 9-9.5 x 98" , Both were as if they had been "Book matched" , (I know that they are not, by the small grain mismatching) but both have the same "DEEP RICH BLOOD RED" color- When WWS advertises 100% satisfaction- that is exactly what I (and others I know who deal with WWS) get , in all the Bloodwood I've worked with over the past 35+ years, these folks can't be beat- I will be a very Happy "Ole Woodsmith" when I finish my tub- Thanks Again for the best customer satisfaction I have delt with
2
November 17th, 2016
Verified Buyer
akcmartin
Florida
Hobbyist Woodworker
Okay Wood, Service... not so much.
First of all... and maybe it's my personal lack of experience; if so I apologize in advance if I am being unfair here... but when I ordered 4/4 stock, I expected it to measure a full inch - NOT 13/16", which this did. Had I known it was going to measure 13/16", I would have purchased 1/2" stock instead, as it was my intention to rip the lumber into 11 mm blanks. The missing 3/16" means that I will get half the mileage out of this purchase than intended. So I could be happier about that; but as I say, it could well be my fault for not knowing better. Apart from that, this is a fine looking piece of wood, albeit less attractive in color than most other bloodwood I've purchased from other sources. That will, of course, vary from piece to piece, and should be considered an acceptable risk when buying sight unseen. That being said... Would I have purchased this piece of wood had I seen it at my local lumberyard? Probably not. Especially when taking into account the cracks on one end rendering approx. 3" waste. On a board measuring 18" long, that might be considered an acceptable amount of waste, and it could just be that I've been VERY lucky with other wood purchases from other venders; but this is for me the worst I've ever experienced.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
5
February 13th, 2016
Wyowoodsmith
Hulett Wy.
Enthusiast Woodworker
Deep Dark Blood Red
Every time I order Bloodwood from WWS, each piece has been top quality, wonderful for edging and making my own inlays- it has a very good contrast with almost all species of wood and win finished very slick, it makes my projects really "pop" with color- Thanks Everyone who selects my wood
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
5
September 29th, 2011
Thomas R Mulvany
Rapid City MI United States
Excellent
The wood was just as pictured. Worked well for my project.
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