Red Oak 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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92.6%
Red Oak 4/4 Lumber

$4.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $4.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $3.74 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
  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
Recommended Board Feet:
We recommend this amount to yield your sizes (net )
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Red Oak lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 10" 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.

The most widely used hardwood in North America is Red Oak. You'll see it in fine cabinetry, furniture, flooring, and numerous household fixtures and accessories. Red Oak is plentiful, great to work with, yet hard and durable enough for rigid furniture and other finished projects.

About Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

View All Red Oak Products
Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Hardness

1290

Janka Rating
Density

0.64

Specific Gravity

General Workability
Average 5/10

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10

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

A classic distinctive grain pattern in a strong and durable wood. Red oak is a not a bad choice for the beginner woodworker who needs a nice wood that's tough enough for furinture, yet not too heavy or hard to work with basic tools.

color of Red Oak
Color Range
Light tan with a reddish tinge.
the Red Oak tree
What's The Tree Like?
The most common hardwood in North America. The tree matures at about 70 feet in height and a trunk of 36".
other names for Red Oak
Other Names
Northern red oak, Red oak, Gray oak, American red oak, Canadian red oak
uses for Red Oak
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, floors, accessories, shop jigs, utility projects, interior millwork, molding, mantles, chairs, trim

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

27
Ratings Snapshot
4.7
out of 5
5 (21)
4 (4)
3 (1)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
92.6%
4.7
out of 5
5 (21)
4 (4)
3 (1)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
92.6%
27 Total Reviews
September 10, 2020
5 out of 5
Review
Review by  william from UT
Only one board had a problem, and that was at the end. Otherwise, everything was fine. Order arrived before the scheduled time. Excellent delivery.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 18, 2020
5 out of 5
Thank you
Review by  Anonymous 
Quick delivery, good boards.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 21, 2020
5 out of 5
Good Value
Review by  Anonymous 
Got a very small red oak order. Very straight clean pieces. Very happy.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 27, 2019
5 out of 5
Perfection
Review by  Ch from Online
What can you say, except perfect
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 7, 2019
5 out of 5
Nice red oak
Review by  Josh from Urbana, Illinois
I got a shipment of red oak. All very nice quality and packaged well. They included a custom request board that will be perfect for my project. Initially the shipment did not include all the wood I ordered, but this was rectified before I even emailed them to point it out. Great company, would buy from again.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 10, 2019
5 out of 5
Great Wood
Review by  Chad from Glendale AZ
Great wood, worked out great for my project!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
27 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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Project Planner Worksheet
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