Country Hard Maple 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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4.8
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4 (6)
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Country Hard Maple 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$155.00 /Pack

1-2 $155.00
3+ $139.50 /Pack (10% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
Flat Rate U.S. Shipping
$0.00 West of Mississippi River
$20.00 East of Mississippi River
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Hard Country Maple lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths. 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.

4' to 7' 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.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project..
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

A 20 board foot Project Pack is a great way to buy some lumber because they're simple and we stand behind them with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths (between 4' and 8'). Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.

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
4.8
out of 5
5 (24)
4 (6)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
out of 5
5 (24)
4 (6)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
30 Total Reviews
July 29, 2020
5 out of 5
Country Hard Maple
Review by  Gregg from NC
Beautiful wood! Looking forward to using it soon.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 10, 2020
5 out of 5
Base cabinet for live edge spalted maple slab
Review by  R5ash from Florida
I needed some lumber that would match the color variations of a spalted maple slab I was working on. The wide range of color and mixture of heart wood and sap wood of this country maple is perfect. Where a lot of people want only the clear white part of maple and not the darker sap wood I needed a mixture of both. My order came with the nice mixture i was looking for.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 3, 2020
4 out of 5
Nice wood
Review by  Jim from Billings, Mt
One piece had a lot of knots and kind of unusable areas but I used that for the center of my legs, sandwiched between cherry so was able to salvage and use it. Otherwise beautiful.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 25, 2019
5 out of 5
Hard maple
Review by  Ed from Texas
Boards look good have not a project yet for them.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 1, 2019
5 out of 5
Country rock maple
Review by  Mike from Arkansas
Overall the wood is very good, I’m planning on making a couple of electric guitars, the maple will provide lots of sustain, I’m working on a design to keep the weight down and the sustain up
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 28, 2019
5 out of 5
Country Hard Maple
Review by  Mark from Texas panhandle
Hands down, the best. I would recommend ya'll and your products every time
Recommended
30 Total Reviews
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