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

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Maple Hard White 4/4 Lumber

$5.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $5.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $4.49 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
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  1. Enter your finished dimensions
  2. Tap "Add to List"
  3. Repeat for as many sizes as you need
  4. Add to cart when you're ready
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Hard White Maple 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.

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.

When strength and durability are important as well as consistent white color, hard white maple is your best choice. From high end desks and cabinets to musical instruments to tool handles to flooring to cutting boards, hard white maple gets used for them all.

About Hard White 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 White Maple tree grows
Hard White Maple is a domestic wood from North America

At least 90% white sapwood. Known for its durability and strength, hence it's common use for flooring, butcher blocks, and large furniture. It has excellent turning properties, a fine & even texture, and a natural luster. Somewhat difficult to work due to high surface hardness. Paints and finishes very well, though.

color of Hard White Maple
Color Range
Creamy white to yellowish or pale tan.
the Hard White Maple tree
What's The Tree Like?
Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36".
other names for Hard White Maple
Other Names
Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple, White Maple
uses for Hard White Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, cutting boards, butcher blocks, heavy furniture, industrial parts, veneer, inlay, musical instruments, work benches

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
4.6
out of 5
5 (33)
4 (5)
3 (3)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
97.6%
4.6
out of 5
5 (33)
4 (5)
3 (3)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
97.6%
42 Total Reviews
October 21, 2020
5 out of 5
Beautiful!
Review by  Bearfish Creations from
This maple has beautiful grain patterns. It was flat (not bowed) and I was easily able to start working with it, thanks to having one side ripped.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 26, 2020
5 out of 5
Excellent
Review by  Sean from Conway springs ks
I have ordered from you several times and I have never been disappointed.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 18, 2020
4 out of 5
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Review by  Anonymous 
Test review
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 12, 2020
5 out of 5
Hard maple order
Review by  Marcos from Weston, Florida
the lumber was great and it came quickly, the only problem was the cost of shipping, I'm not sure I will be ordering any more product from this site
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 3, 2020
5 out of 5
Great piece of Hard Maple
Review by  rrpete from Sdona, AZ
Decided to use it in a Chess/Checkerboard Project as the "light" squares. I had the Staff at the Phoenix Store pick out a piece for me. Needed a minimum of 5" wide X minimum of 42" long. Recieved a great piece! Could not have picked out a better piece if I was at the Store. Great job.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 3, 2020
4 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Review by  Anonymous 
The wood arrived on-time and in good condition. Price was very good. It works well. The first board was used for my first segmented bowl. The second board was cut to enough width to finish the bowl and leave 7 inches for multiple possible projects. No flaws in either board meant I could use the material as I saw fit.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
42 Total Reviews
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Lumber Grades Explained
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3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
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