Red Oak 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Red Oak 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$163.00 /Pack

1-2 $163.00
3+ $146.70 /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


About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Red Oak lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths. 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.

4' to 7' 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?"

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 Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

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lbs /Bd. Ft.


Janka Rating


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 not a bad choice for a beginner woodworker who needs a nice wood that's tough enough for furniture, 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

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4 (8)
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68 Total Reviews
March 17, 2021
5 out of 5
The wood was beautiful. I'm in love.
Review by  Kyle from CA
I'm teaching myself woodworking and I've been working with Red Oak from the BIG BOX STORE because it was all I had found to easily get online. BIG BOX STORE Red Oak wasn't a particularly good deal, the straightness was very random, and it felt overly milled while still requiring me to mill it gain. This Red Oak project pack from Woodworkers' Source on the other hand felt like the real deal. I was amazed at how long they were able to keep the boards while delivering through FedEx. They couldn't push it any further, I assume. Most of the wood was fairly straight and there wasn't a lot of waste from milling it true. The only problem was that it was heavier than my little woodshop could handle in one pass until I improved my setup. The wood looked relatively clear. There was one reasonably sized empty knot on one of the boards, but I don't think this would have presented you from doing anything but making the very largest possible tabletop. I got an end table out of the pack and I think I've got most if not all of a second end table. Not having much waste from milling has allowed me to maximize the materials. I want more wood from Woodworkers' Source. All kinds. I ordered more by the board foot to get deals on larger quantities, but the fixed shipping situation on these project packs make them very reasonable.
Verified Buyer
March 4, 2021
5 out of 5
Very Impressed!
Review by  Casey from MI
Becoming increasingly difficult to find reliable quality wood. Locally, it's practically impossible. Was very reluctant to order online, sight-unseen, indeterminate quality, and have an unknown person select my pieces. Read some good reviews about these folks online and decided to take the plunge. Needed some good red oak for a couple cabinets I'm building. Holy smoke, am I impressed with my purchase! I had them provide one clean edge to speed my ripping. These boards are beautiful. I couldn't find a single problematic defect in the entire lot. It shipped quickly, was packaged nicely and intact. I am one very happy and RELIEVED customer. I will surely come back here and dabble in some exotic wood species. Solid job guys! Thanks.
Verified Buyer
February 10, 2021
5 out of 5
Great products - Great service
Review by  Harry from UT
I recently purchased a 20 board foot pack of red oak from Woodworkers Source. This was not my first purchase from WWS nor will it be my last. As usual the order was well packed and shipped in a timely manner. I had a small issue with one board that had a crack that I tried fixing with glue to no avail. I had chalked this up to part of what can happen when buying lumber. A few weeks after my purchase Woodworkers Source employee Corey Gow reached out to me asking about how satisfied I was with my purchase and I said fine other than that crack that I could not fix. Corey then asked me what were the dimensions of the board that I had an issue with so I told him and he immediately sent me a replacement board. Folks, if this is not excellent customer service I do not know what would be. I am extremely happy with ALL of my purchases at WWS.
Verified Buyer
January 25, 2021
5 out of 5
Nice boards exactly as ordered
Review by  Freshd from CT
The box had some major damage, but the boards were in perfect shape. They pack them very well. I can't even get wood this nice from my local lumber mills they always arrive with split ends or chips.
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January 20, 2021
5 out of 5
Red oak
Review by  Brandon from California
The wood I received was almost perfect. Didn't take much to prep.
Verified Buyer
January 16, 2021
5 out of 5
missing wood
Review by  dennis from beachwood nj
i call an the person was great told him what happen an he made sure i recived the wood that was shorted i been buying wood from wood worker for years an it was good deals on the lumber an support .
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