Granadillo 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Granadillo 4/4 Lumber
sustainable source lumber

$19.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $19.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $14.99 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details

The actual footage you receive will be slightly different from what you order, therefore your final billed amount will be a little different. This is because we hand select your lumber from inventory of various widths and lengths - every board is unique and different in size (except thickness).
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Board Foot Cheat Sheet
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hardwood lumber sizes
Granadillo lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
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?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this wood.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range.
  • Request special width selection using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form.
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

6' to 14' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock at any given time. But there are some things to know:

No Minimum Purchase
We're easy to buy from! That means we can cut you a short piece(s) from long boards if you want.

Length Shipping Restrictions


About Granadillo (Platymiscium spp)

Weight

5.25

lbs /Bd. Ft.
46.65% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2580

Janka Rating
100.00% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.84

Specific Gravity
31.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

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

Granadillo will enchant your creativity with its bold purplish color and beautiful rosewood-like patterns. It's a hard wood that will take an ultra-fine polish and will steal the show in your decorative projects.

color of Granadillo
Color Range
Dark brown to red to oange to purple
the Granadillo tree
What's The Tree Like?
These trees are reported to reach heights of 80 feet with trunk diameters of 29-42". The buttressed trees develop straight and well-formed boles, that are often clear to 60 feet.
other names for Granadillo
Other Names
Coyote, Cocobolo, Granadillo, Guayacan trebol, Jacaranda do brejo, Koenatepi, Macacauba, Macawood, Trebal, Trebol
uses for Granadillo
Some Typical Uses
Pool cues, musical instruments, inlay, turnings, veneer

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
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

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 article if you want the full explanation.

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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Ratings Snapshot
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5 (1)
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Would recommend this product?
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4 (2)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
75%
4 Total Reviews
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June 7, 2018
4 out of 5
A beautiful but very dense wood = heavy
Review by  DoctorJ from Pearland, TX
I've never worked with a hardwood that was quite this hard. Two issues: 1) This is a very dense and therefore heavy hardwood, so large furniture pieces will be gorgeous but could be a challenge to move. 2) I mostly used tongue-and-groove construction for a table with hinged leaves, but when it came time to attach the leaves to the table with screwed in brass hinges, the screw holes were either too tight and the screws broke off in the wood or they split the wood (and the splits didn't appear right away) or they were too loose and barely held. I didn't expect that to happen and it nearly ruined my otherwise finished project. Realistically, forget about using decorative, brass screws in this wood. Before you drill and screw into your project, first practice on some scrap granadillo.
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May 10, 2018
3 out of 5
A beautiful but very dense wood = heavy
Review by  DoctorJ from Pearland, TX
Narrow widths means that you will need to join many pieces, so you will need the best router bits for this very dense wood. Color varies from walnut to mahogany shades, which makes joining similarly colored pieces problematic. Weight makes this not ideal for large furniture pieces. I built a butler tray table with this. It is a small tablet but quite heavy. The heads of the supplied brass screws would snap off when attaching the 8 brass butler tray hinges. I found some #8, star-drive, brass-colored screws at Lowe's that worked much better, but if the pilot hole was too narrow, the wood would crack and if too large the screws would not fully tighten. I could not drill the perfect screw hole for them. Applying finish to the main table top has been an on-going nightmare, which could be due to my climate, technique and materials. I used Minwax Special Walnut stain, then Gemini semi-gloss pre-cat lacquer. That finish had many defects, especially over the many joined edges of the main table top. Re-spraying never helped and each time I would have to sand off the tough lacquer down to the bare wood and re-stain it. After half a dozen times, the table top is now less than 3/4", which requires shorter hinge screws! It seems that the narrow table pieces finished better with less defects (such as the table base, legs and the narrow leaves). The sprayed lacquer tended to not adhere that well. I finally discovered that sprayed Zinsser shellac as an undercoating to the lacquer worked great. But when I moved the table from my hot and humid shop to my air conditioned house, the lacquer eventually developed many deep fissures, looking like cracked glass. I read that spraying it with plain lacquer thinner would fix this but it did nothing (the thinner evaporated in seconds). I tried re-spraying it yesterday with thinned lacquer with retarder but at 90 degrees ambient temperature, that didn't turn out well. I will try poly on top of shellac next. I am hesitant to recommend this heavy, brittle wood. If you only plan to use tongue-and-groove joints, glue joints and dovetail joints, you might do okay with granadillo. Overall, I have had better success using sapele wood (from Woodworkers Source) for more substantial furniture pieces. Sapele looks like genuine mahogany with beautiful stripes and with just an initial coat of clear shellac, it looks gorgeous and it has enough "give" to put wood screws into it.
January 31, 2018
5 out of 5
Grandiose Granadillo
Review by  Anonymous 
Wow, what a beautiful wood. I love working with Black Walnut but the Grandillo grain is much prettier. It has a reddish hue and nice lines. It cuts well and easily worked with tools, even primitive ones like mine. I have made three cutting boards and I'm pleased. The wood takes a nice shine. I will but it again.
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Recommended
January 5, 2018
4 out of 5
Granadillo
Review by  Anonymous 
Beautiful wood
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