Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

Maple Hard White 8/4 Lumber
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$9.99
$7.49 / Board Feet

Sale Ends November 30, 2021
1-99 $7.49 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
100+ $6.74 /Bd. Ft. (33% off)
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  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. 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. You can request lengths in the order form.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible.
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 450 lbs (approx 100-150 board feet depending on the wood).

1-13/16" Thickness

Also known as 8/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 1-3/4" 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 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
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September 24th, 2021
Verified Buyer
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n/a
Excellent
Great service!!
5
June 30th, 2021
Verified Buyer
David A
SW Washington
Enthusiast Woodworker
Excellent condition
My order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, and in good condition. The wood is just about perfect for the project I have in mind.
Familiarity: I haven't used it yet
5
March 21st, 2021
Verified Buyer
Kenny
n/a
Surprisingly Good
I was a little skeptical buying lumber online but I guess for the purpose of building a workbench and I don't really care so much about the figure on the wood, so why not give it a try. This first order is just to try it out and it was surprisingly good. The board came relatively flat (for 12 bf) and clear. The two faces looks like they were planed, not just rough sawn, not sure if they are all prepared the same say. I guess I'll find out. Will definitely get more as soon as the 8/4 are back in stock.
5
March 17th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Stu
n/a
Absolutely perfect!
It's nerve-racking buying lumber from the opposite side of the country without ever laying eyes on it, but I couldn't be happier with the size and quality of the lumber received. Not many hardwood dealers near me so I'm glad I can trust these guys to ship quality product.
5
February 25th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Big D 1
Elko Nevada area......
New Woodworker
Unlimited Wood
Awesome wood. Always fast ship, well bundled. Grade A lumber. Always a pleasure to do business with you. You have always met my wood needs. Thank you so much....
Familiarity: I haven't used it yet
5
February 17th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Dave
Ohio
David Callicoat
Very satisfied. Will be perfect for what I am using it for.
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
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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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