Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
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$4.99
$3.74 /Board Feet

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1-99 $3.74 /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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Board Foot Cheat Sheet
Learn How To Estimate Lumber Needs

About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Hard Country Maple 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.

Get the durability and strength of classic hard maple with additional character ... for less money.
 
It's still regular hard maple, but this time the boards have a mix of color; both white sapwood and brown heartwood. Hard Maple, you see, is one of those unusual trees whose outer sapwood boards often get set aside and sold for more money by the sawmill. Because this 'country maple' has a mixture of white and brown, it means that the boys down at the sawmill didn't spend their afternoons picking out boards for the white stuff -- which is why country maple is much cheaper, yet still has that iimpressive brawn and might of hard white maple.

About Hard Country Maple (Acer saccharum)

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Weight

3.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1450

Janka Rating
12.40% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

map of where Hard Country Maple tree grows
Hard Country Maple is a domestic wood from North America

Expect a dramatic display of natural color with white sapwood, brown heartwood, and occasional dark mineral streaks. Country maple is our description of the hard maple that’s left over after the 100% white boards have been separated out. In turn, country maple costs less and offers eccentric color.

color of Hard Country Maple
Color Range
Creamy white to yellowish or pale tan with dark brown bands and streaks. The variety of inconsistent color gives it a rustic, or country, appearance.
the Hard Country Maple tree
What's The Tree Like?
Also called Hard Rock Maple or Sugar Maple. Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36.
other names for Hard Country Maple
Other Names
Brown Hard maple, Rustic Maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
uses for Hard Country Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, industrial parts, desks, cabinetry, doors, cutting boards, small boxes and 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

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Ratings Snapshot
4.5
out of 5
5 (16)
4 (5)
3 (1)
2 (2)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
91.7%
4.5
out of 5
5 (16)
4 (5)
3 (1)
2 (2)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
91.7%
24 Total Reviews
September 13, 2019
4 out of 5
Good wood
Review by  Ryno from San Jose, California
I ordered some good old fashioned hard maple for a project with my daughter. The wood came as advertised with just a few minor knot holes and real rough spots that took a little more work. Overall very satisfied.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 22, 2019
5 out of 5
Dulcimer
Review by  Chestnut Ridge from East Tennessee
Very hard and dense maple perfect for fret boards. Extremely stable and nice color variation plus workability and fine sanding made fret boards perfectly level .
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 20, 2018
5 out of 5
Good quality Hard Maple lumber
Review by  KRM from Santa Cruz, CA
WS staff picked out some nice with good grain pattern 4/4 Country Hard Maple. I was thankful that they sent me some nice pieces. Look forward on using it for a work bench project for a friend. WS staff also packaged all the maple lumber pieces safely and securely and they arrived in a timely fashion.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 1, 2018
5 out of 5
Order
Review by  Will from TN
Was pleasantly surprised by the quality and amazing detail within the wood. First time I have ordered online and was skeptical at best. But, the product was amazing.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 8, 2018
5 out of 5
Robert Meador
Review by  Robert from Rio Rancho, NM
Country Maple was top notch stuff. Very pleased with wood.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 30, 2018
5 out of 5
Hard maple 4/4 lumber
Review by  Jerry from Germantown, Tn
Perfect lumber for my maple bath cabinet. It turned out better than planned. The bundle of wood was well sized and well selected for such a project
Verified Buyer
Recommended
24 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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