Shedua 4/4 Lumber Pack: 4 Boards, 5"+ Widths

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Shedua 4/4 Lumber Pack: 4 Boards, 5"+ Widths

$139.00 /Pack

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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

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

5"+ Widths

The width above is the minimum width you should expect to receive in this pack. Our lumber is stocked in random widths, so you may receive board 1-3" wider than the width above. You can request a straight edge rip in the order form.

3', 4', or 6' Lengths

This is the range of lengths you can choose from for this pack.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. .
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

A lumber pack is the easiest way to buy some lumber and get building. We stand behind our lumber packs with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Get your project off to a good start by choosing what length works best for you all with a minimum width of 5". You'll get 6 boards of hand-picked premium lumber that is surfaced on two sides (S2S), kiln dried, and ready to start your project.

About Shedua (Guibourtia ehie)

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Weight

4

lbs /Bd. Ft.
11.73% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1890

Janka Rating
46.51% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.77

Specific Gravity
20.31% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Shedua tree grows
Shedua is an exotic wood from Africa

Shedua delivers a gorgeous ginger color marked with occasional dark brown to black ribbons. Expect it to accept wood glues and finishes with ease, and a coat of oil will enrich the natural colors with wonderful contrast. It's a sustainably-sourced alternative to rosewood that's dense, strong, and exceptionally beautiful.

color of Shedua
Color Range
The heartwood is described to vary from yellow brown to dark brown or chocolate brown, with gray to almost black stripes.
the Shedua tree
What's The Tree Like?
Impressive mature trees are reported to reach heights of 100 to 150 feet, with trunk diameters of 4 to 7 feet. The trees are usually unbuttressed and produce boles that are reported to be well-formed, straight, and clear of branches to 50 to 100 feet.
other names for Shedua
Other Names
Amazique, Benge, Benzi, Bubinga, Essingang, Kevazingo, M'Penze, Mbenge, Mutenye, Olive walnut, Ovang, Ovangkol, Waka, Mozambique
uses for Shedua
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, flooring, veneer, guitars and musical instruments, jewelry boxes, decorative projects.

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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3 Total Reviews
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April 24, 2021
5 out of 5
Shedua
Review by  William from Yelm, WA
Plenty of wood to work with. I wish there were wider boards. I like to make sushi trays with this. Usually only one board is 6 in wide most are closer to 5 in. However its a beautiful wood.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 15, 2021
3 out of 5
Nothing like the Shedua portrayed in the video.
Review by  Grindog from St. Augustine Beach, Florida
The wood I received was nothing like the Shedua featured in the sushi tray video. It is just like any other dense, brown hardwood that you can buy at a more reasonable price. They offered to buy it back, which is great customer service, but my project partner did not want to go through the hassle to get it packaged up for shipment to send back. I did put instructions into my order for the colors I was expecting, but did not receive anything close to that.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 14, 2021
5 out of 5
Shedua boards
Review by  Patrick  from Barre, Vermont
Great service and products as expected from the people at Woodworkers Source .
Verified Buyer
Recommended
3 Total Reviews
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