Granadillo 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Granadillo 4/4 Lumber
sustainable source lumber

$19.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $19.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $14.99 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Granadillo lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. 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. 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.

About Granadillo (Platymiscium spp)

View All Granadillo Products
Weight

5.25

lbs /Bd. Ft.
46.65% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2580

Janka Rating
100.00% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.84

Specific Gravity
31.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

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

Granadillo will enchant your creativity with its bold purplish color and beautiful rosewood-like patterns. It's a hard wood that will take an ultra-fine polish and will steal the show in your decorative projects.

color of Granadillo
Color Range
Dark brown to red to orange to purple
the Granadillo tree
What's The Tree Like?
These trees are reported to reach heights of 80 feet with trunk diameters of 29-42". The buttressed trees develop straight and well-formed boles, that are often clear to 60 feet.
other names for Granadillo
Other Names
Coyote, Cocobolo, Granadillo, Guayacan trebol, Jacaranda do brejo, Koenatepi, Macacauba, Macawood, Trebal, Trebol
uses for Granadillo
Some Typical Uses
Pool cues, musical instruments, inlay, turnings, veneer

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

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Ratings Snapshot
4.7
out of 5
5 (15)
4 (3)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
94.7%
4.7
out of 5
5 (15)
4 (3)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
94.7%
19 Total Reviews
March 31, 2021
5 out of 5
A gorgeous, heavy wood
Review by  DoctorJ from Pearland, TX
For turned pieces, they come out looking like swirled milk chocolate marble, smooth and shiny, and that's even before sanding! Where to be especially careful is with routing. Whenever possible, go with the grain. Splinters from handling the rough boards can get easily infected. Pull them out and wash your hands as soon as possible. The resins in this wood can interfere with the curing of polyurethane, so an undercoating of shellac is recommended. I usually use shellac and then one of the so-called water-based polys, which are really acrylic. They're fine as long as you're sure it will never come in contact with alcohol. A top coat of real polyurethane works well with grandillo, using shellac and acrylic as undercoats. This wood is so heavy that it's impractical for furniture that would need to be moved. I made a butler tray table with granadillo and it was way too heavy. Screws inserted into the wood can be a problem. If the pilot hole is just a little too small, it will crack the wood, unlike other less dense hardwoods. The boards tend to come in smaller widths, so if wider boards are needed, you'll be doing a lot of joining. If planing these boards, take it slow with smaller increments between passes. For sanding on the lathe, your final sanding should be 400 grit (the wet-dry paper works very well dry). Don't fret over the any fine, residual, sanding marks as they disappear when applying shellac. I am currently using this for a colonial spinning wheel. It will be 50% heavier than it's identical spinning wheel done in walnut.
Recommended
February 28, 2021
5 out of 5
Granadillo for keepsake box
Review by  Randy from Carrollton
Very nice grain pattern. Perfect for a small box
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 20, 2021
5 out of 5
It's like walnut marble
Review by  DoctorJ from Pearland, TX
My specialty is making colonial spinning wheels, trying to sell them on Etsy and I actually sold one of them. The walnut ones seem to be the most popular but the sapele ones are much better as it's a denser wood. A few years ago, I made a butler tray table out of granadillo. It was very heavy. I made the mistake of lacquering it and it crazed, so I made another of sapele and used polyurethane instead - much better. But getting back to the spinning wheels, I thought that the increased mass of the granadillo would make for a better flywheel. Granadillo isn't easy to work with but on the lathe, it looks gorgeous before even being sanded smooth. It looks like a dark walnut with wavy, reddish lines in it. When planing it, take tiny bites or you will quickly wear out the knives. Coming out of the planer, it looks smooth, almost like a dark, polished marble. For pieces too wide for the planer, a drum sander works the best. Splinters from handling the boards have been a problem. They are more irritating than sapele and getting them out of my hands has required using a magnifying glass. When turning granadillo on the lathe, the increased mass of the particles is immediately noticeable. The particles travel further, bouncing off of my lab coat and then going up inside my face hood! Turning it is much easier than walnut and better than with sapele for a phenomenal appearance at the end. Granadillo boards are not very wide, so you will need to join them. Since the wood is so dense and heavy, I don't recommend using it for large projects like tables, which would be difficult to handle and move. You wouldn't want to stain it with anything. I'm not sure about varnishing it since the wood will be harder than any consumer-available varnish.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 13, 2021
5 out of 5
Thank you
Review by  from Vernal, Ut
Very happy with the wood. The only issue was one end of the package was open upon arrival. May have been due to shipping during Christmas season and the associated handling "love". Anyway thanks again.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 30, 2020
5 out of 5
Excellent Quality
Review by  Gorden from Albuquerque, NM
Wood arrived ahead of schedule and was in excellent condition
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 23, 2020
5 out of 5
Great order
Review by  Dale from UT
package arrived slightly worse for wear but lumber was in good condition. Nice color, have ordered another shipment.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
19 Total Reviews
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