Hickory 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Hickory 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$158.00 /Pack

1-2 $158.00
3+ $142.20 /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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hardwood lumber sizes

About Lumber Sizes

Lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect in Hickory
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?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

4' to 7' Lengths

Lengths will vary within this range.

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 Hickory (Carya spp)

Weight

4.16

lbs /Bd. Ft.
16.20% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1880

Janka Rating
45.74% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.64

Specific Gravity
Same as red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Hickory tree grows
Hickory is a domestic wood from North America

Extremely tough and resilient with the rustic charm of colory variety and open grain. Don't be fooled, hickory can be difficult to manipulate by hand, but it looks wonderful when finished.

color of Hickory
Color Range
White cream with brown streaks to tan.
the Hickory tree
What's The Tree Like?
A large tree with a massive trunk reaches heights of 160 feet with 6-7 feet diameters. Has a very long life - up to 350 years.
other names for Hickory
Other Names
Shellbark hickory, Hickory, Big shagbark hickory, Kingnut
uses for Hickory
Some Typical Uses
Baseball bats, cabinetry, Drum sticks, Fishing rods, Flooring, Skis, Sporting Goods, Textile equipment, Tool handles, Vehicle parts

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. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

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
4.4
out of 5
5 (20)
4 (2)
3 (6)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
93.1%
4.4
out of 5
5 (20)
4 (2)
3 (6)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
93.1%
29 Total Reviews
October 2, 2019
5 out of 5
First time letting someone else pick my wood
Review by  Banditdad from Lindenwold NJ
Wood was wrapped nicely and arrived in good condition. Was very pleased with the quality of the wood with a few pieces having some character knots. All pieces worked for my project. My only issue was some lengths of board were less than four foot.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 1, 2019
5 out of 5
Sev Hickory Wood
Review by  Sev from Wheaton,Il.
The shipment was well packed and the wood was fine.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 26, 2019
5 out of 5
Hickory 4/4 20 bd. Ft.
Review by  Tony from Bastrop, TX
Have not cut it yet but the wood is beautiful. All boards i received are 72” + long and widths between 4 and 9 inches. Was well packed with only one board with slight edge damage from shipper and it arrived in less than 5 days. I am a repeat customer and well pleased with the wood and service. Thanks everyone.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 3, 2019
5 out of 5
Great Service
Review by  Steve C from Idaho
I ordered 3 separate "20 Board Foot Project Packs". All arrived within a few days with no damage. Couldn't be happier with the wood. Great color and quality overall.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 19, 2019
5 out of 5
Old hickory
Review by  Gco from CO
Several of the boards were cupped, but overall they were satisfactory. The cupped boards can be ran through a thickness planer and will be fine. Shipping took a while, if you're in need of something right away you might communicate that to them.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 26, 2018
3 out of 5
Hickory 4/4 80 board feet
Review by  Anonymous 
The wood sent was of good quality, but of the 80 board feet there was none over 6-ft long. I will now need to obtain at least one board at least 7-ft long to complete my project (convertible crib).
Verified Buyer
Recommended
29 Total Reviews
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