Canarywood 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Canarywood 4/4 Lumber

$17.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $17.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $13.49 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details

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).
Read this for more info

Board Foot Cheat Sheet
Learn How To Estimate Lumber Needs

About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Canarywood lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 8" 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.

3' to 5' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible, depending on the quantity you order and what we have available at that time. But 7' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
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 350 lbs (approx 100 board feet); Please contact us if you have questions.

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.

Here's one surprising and naturally colorful wood that includes vivid yellow, orange, purple, red, and brown.

About Canarywood (Centrolobium spp)

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Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1958

Janka Rating
51.78% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.65

Specific Gravity
1.56% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

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

Canarywood is a uniquely beautiful wood that parades a prism of natural colors from bright yellow, orange, red and purple. The wood is easy enough to work with hand and power tools, and it’s medium-fine texture lets you give your project a perfectly smooth finish.

color of Canarywood
Color Range
The very irregular color ranges from yellow to orange with streaks of red, purple and black.
the Canarywood tree
What's The Tree Like?
A medium sized to large well-formed tree; generally up to 100 feet high with diameters of 30-50"; commonly to heights of 40 feet and diameters up to 16". Narrow buttresses.
other names for Canarywood
Other Names
Canary, Tarara Amarilla
uses for Canarywood
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, doors, flooring, interior millwork, turning, some musical instruments, small 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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

15
Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
5 (12)
4 (3)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
out of 5
5 (12)
4 (3)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
15 Total Reviews
February 20, 2020
5 out of 5
WOW!
Review by  Ryan Z from MN
Beautiful grain and great color!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 10, 2019
5 out of 5
Canarywood 4/4
Review by  George from Illinois
Overall the pieces are great. One piece was very rough near the end of it but I guess that's because they didn't plane it done enough to get rid of it to maintain required thickness. Had to mill it down to get rid of it.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 3, 2019
5 out of 5
Nice boards!
Review by  Jerry from NY
Boards were longer and wider than expected. Nice coloring, especially two of the boards.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 4, 2018
4 out of 5
One board had sapwood without typical grain pattern
Review by  Mick from North Dakota
Acceptable
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 24, 2018
5 out of 5
Wow!
Review by  Wally from Flowery Branch, GA
Beautiful beyond expectations! Exciting to discover a new wood that looks different than any previously experienced!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 31, 2018
5 out of 5
Beautiful wood.
Review by  Anonymous 
I was looking for color to add to my cutting boards and find the Canarywood to have beautiful yellows, with orange and red hues. The wood cuts nice and works well with my tools. I had a little trouble with the Zebra Wood splintering but not so with this beautiful wood. The footage I rec'd was straight and well finished. This wood would look good with any project.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
15 Total Reviews
Videos, Articles, and Project Photos to Help You Do Woodworking
What's 4/4, 8/4, 12/4, etc.?
Understanding hardwood lumber starts right here with these wacky fractions.
Lumber Grades Explained
If you're expecting perfect clear lumber 100% of the time, you're in for a surprise. Here's a summary of the hardwood lumber grades and what to expect from them.
3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
Board feet isn't your everyday kind of math, but these three simple steps make it easy to figure out your project.
Project Planner Worksheet
Here's a handy (and free) Excel worksheet that helps you estimate the lumber needs for your project.
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