Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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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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The actual footage you receive will be slightly different from what you order, therefore your final billed amount will be a little different. This is because we hand select your lumber from inventory of various widths and lengths - every board is unique and different in size (except thickness).
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hardwood lumber sizes
Bloodwood lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
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?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this wood.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range.
  • Request special width selection using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form.
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

6' to 14' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock at any given time. But there are some things to know:

No Minimum Purchase
We're easy to buy from! That means we can cut you a short piece(s) from long boards if you want.

Length Shipping Restrictions

I think the name says it all. You know how they say blood is thicker than water? That's still true with this wood. Bloodwood is heavy and dense, but because of that it makes some extraordinarily tough furniture. The color is all natural and with age it'll slowly darken up.

About Bloodwood (Brosimum paraense)



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


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


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 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. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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7 Total Reviews
March 18, 2017
5 out of 5
Bloodwood 4/4 Lumber- Deep Dark BloodRed
Review by  Wyowoodsmith from Hulett Wyoming
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
Verified Buyer
November 17, 2016
2 out of 5
Okay Wood, Service... not so much.
Review by  akcmartin from Florida
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.
Verified Buyer
February 13, 2016
5 out of 5
Deep Dark Blood Red
Review by  Wyowoodsmith from Hulett, Wy.
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
September 29, 2011
5 out of 5
Review by  Thomas R Mulvany from Rapid City, MI United States
The wood was just as pictured. Worked well for my project.
June 20, 2011
4 out of 5
Great selection!
Review by  BE from , NJ USA
My order arrived in fantastic condition. Overall, the boards were amazing. The color was better than the sample I requested, and the grain patterns were rich with interest. I requested minimal sapwood, and they delivered. Less than 1 square inch of yellow on all 44 square feet. The only reason this isn't rated as a perfect 5 stars is because a sizable 1" knot was loose and found within one board near the one side edge. I can work around it, and for the only imperfection in a wood order, sight unseen, I'm still very happy with it. (I might even just epoxy it, and use it as a point of interest). I'll be sure to use these guys for my next big project.
April 5, 2011
5 out of 5
Nice color
Review by  Mike in TX from ,
Very rich color, it should stand out nicely.
7 Total Reviews
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