Hickory 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Hickory 4/4 Lumber

$5.29 /Board Feet

1-99 $5.29 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $3.97 /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
Hickory 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

This wood is just like you: it's strong and good looking!
 
Hickory is for those who like something with a touch of character and a touch of class all in one. The wood exhibits color variation from nearly white to a dark leathery tan, and that combo is known as calico. The wood is hardy and durbable, which makes it great for nearly anything from furniture to cabinetry.

About Hickory (Carya spp)

Weight

4.16

lbs /Bd. Ft.
16.20% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1880

Janka Rating
45.74% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.64

Specific Gravity
Same as red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

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

Extremely tough and resilient. May be somewhat difficult to work with hand tools. Hickory looks very nice when finished.

color of Hickory
Color Range
White cream with brown streaks to tan.
the Hickory tree
What's The Tree Like?
A large tree with a massive trunk reaches heights of 160 feet with 6-7 feet diameters. Has a very long life - up to 350 years.
other names for Hickory
Other Names
Shellbark hickory, Hickory, Big shagbark hickory, Kingnut
uses for Hickory
Some Typical Uses
Baseball bats, cabinetry, Drum sticks, Fishing rods, Flooring, Skis, Sporting Goods, Textile equipment, Tool handles, Vehicle parts

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
4.4
out of 5
5 (15)
4 (0)
3 (4)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.4
out of 5
5 (15)
4 (0)
3 (4)
2 (0)
1 (1)
Would recommend this product?
100%
20 Total Reviews
October 8, 2018
5 out of 5
Hickory
Review by  John from Florida
The wood was very nice and just what I asked for.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 5, 2017
1 out of 5
4/4 Hickory - lots of sapwood
Review by  Erik from Long Island, NY
Was pretty excited to see the price on the hickory - but when i got it was a little disappointed. I got 4 total boards and all of them are literally half and half sapwood/heartwood. I didn't specify that i wanted only heartwood, but honestly didn't think i would have to. It's sawn well enough and the boards are fairly clear, just have to figure out what I'll do with boards that are 50/50 heart/sap. Definitely be sure to put in a note if you want only heartwood or else you are rolling the dice with less "desirable" boards.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 3, 2017
5 out of 5
Hickory Wine box
Review by  Paulv from Pueblo West, CO
The wood was great and packed very well,Thank Your team.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 28, 2017
5 out of 5
Hickory
Review by  Anonymous 
Quick Ship, Hickory arrived as I requested, used for under cabinet cookbook holder in an Airstream with Hickory Cabinets. Perfect will use again!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 26, 2017
5 out of 5
Hickory 4/4 Lumber
Review by  Wyowoodsmith from Hulett, Wyoming
I asked for 8" wide, 2 pcs. 48" long, I received 1 pc. 96" x 9"- not a problem (it makes it easier to move around) I can have some extra that would have been short if cut as I had wanted- VERY straight, not a single color other than white, no sapwood (not easy to find in Hickory), Perfect in every way- Many Thanks WWS
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 18, 2017
3 out of 5
Hickory
Review by  Why have this field to fill in unprofessional from Ct
Mostly white wood with little boards of hickory appearance of brown and white mix. Last order very pleased with quality and variety of boards and lengths..This time disappointed.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
20 Total Reviews
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