Morado 4/4 Shorts Pack 12" Long, 10 Pieces of Lumber

Morado 4/4 Shorts Pack 12" Long, 10 Pieces
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$278.00 /Pack

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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Morado lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths. Here's what you can expect.

2.5" to 4" 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.

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.

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?"

You get an assortment of 10 small boards 12" or slightly longer, in a variety of widths up to 4" wide.

About Morado (Machaerium scleroxylon)

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Weight

4.42

lbs /Bd. Ft.
23.46% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1960

Janka Rating
51.94% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.85

Specific Gravity
32.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Morado tree grows
Morado is an exotic wood from Latin America

Its dark, flowing fine grain provides a luxurious pattern. And the texture is so fine that you'll enjoy working the wood with hand tools and giving it a gorgeous polish. Expect a stunning likeness to dark, rich rosewood.

color of Morado
Color Range
Dark violet brown or a lighter tan brown with dark streaks and stripes - somewhat rosewood like.
the Morado tree
What's The Tree Like?
Mid-sized, rarely large.
other names for Morado
Other Names
Bolivian Rosewood, Santos Rosewood, Caviuna, Jacaranda pardo, Pau Ferro
uses for Morado
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, furniture, cabinets, flooring, turning, 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
6 Reviews
76.6%
Overall
4
October 23rd, 2019
Verified Buyer
n/a
n/a
Overall I am pleased but there was one piece with a little bark inclusion on one corner of the long grain that I'll have to cut out or epoxy. Not a big deal and, arguably, should be expected.
5
July 4th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Steve
Delaware
For small projects such as keepsake boxes this is an excellent choice.
4
April 19th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Joe
Vermont
One of the boards had a slight crack and two others were closer to 11 inches instead of 12. It was advertised as all boards were at least 12 inches. However, some of the others were more than 12 so I guess I got what I paid for.
2
April 17th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Dutch
Professional Woodworker
Montana
All of the pieces had pretty severe snipe on both ends. Not sure why they were planed and allowed to ship like that. Some of the snipe was 1/2" difference to the middle of the piece.
Familiarity: I've used it in a LOT of projects
4
April 5th, 2019
Pointer
Vermont
It does look nice and I am anxious to find a reason to use it. However, only 8 of the pieces were 12+ inches in length. The other 2 were about 11 inches. Just a bit disappointing since that is not what is advertised. The boards are thicker than 3/4, but many do have planer marks that will need to be taken out in order to use them.
4
March 20th, 2019
Verified Buyer
David Fey
Big Bear Lake Ca
Good value for the money if you need accent pieces for small projects like wooden boxes. The boards have a great grain pattern. Only downside was several boards with surface planing problems (end snipe, light burns, hit and miss spots etc.) This was easily fixed by a light abrasive planning as the material I received was 15/16. Still plenty of material to resaw the narrow boards and finish up with two 3/8" of really nice finished stock.
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