Ordered cause I could not find 1/2" thick boards at local big box stores or lumberyards. Not having planer and wanting to use 1/2" board for my project, I found WOODWORKERS SOURCE on the internet. The red oak worked perfect for my project. The reason for the 4 stars and not 5, is cause of the shipping rate. If you need 1/2" boards and don't have planer and can"t find it locally I would recommend WOODWORKERS SOURCE.