Maple Hard White 1/2" Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Maple Hard White 1/2" Lumber

$4.49 /Square Feet

1-99 $4.49 /Sq. Ft.
100+ $3.37 /Sq. Ft. (25% off)
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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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hardwood lumber sizes
Hard White Maple lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
1/2" Thickness

Also known as 1/2".
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield 1/4" 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?"

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

When strength and durability are important as well as consistent white color, hard white maple is your best choice. From high end desks and cabinets to musical instruments to tool handles to flooring to cutting boards, hard white maple gets used for them all.
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About Hard White Maple (Acer saccharum)

Weight

3.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
2.51% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1450

Janka Rating
12.40% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

map of where Hard White Maple tree grows
Hard White Maple is a domestic wood from North America

At least 90% white sapwood. Known for its durability and strength, hence it's common use for flooring, butcher blocks, and large furniture. It has excellent turning properties, a fine & even texture, and a natural luster. Somewhat difficult to work due to high surface hardness. Paints and finishes very well, though.

color of Hard White Maple
Color Range
Creamy white to yellowish or pale tan.
the Hard White Maple tree
What's The Tree Like?
Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36".
other names for Hard White Maple
Other Names
Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple, White Maple
uses for Hard White Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, cutting boards, butcher blocks, heavy furniture, industrial parts, veneer, inlay, musical instruments, work benches

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
4.9
out of 5
5 (7)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.9
out of 5
5 (7)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
8 Total Reviews
July 6, 2018
5 out of 5
Susan Ellingson
Review by  susie from Norfolk, Ne.
Exactly what I ordered and needed
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 19, 2018
5 out of 5
Maple Hard White 1/2" Lumber
Review by  Chuck from Arizona
I ordered some 1/2" hard white maple lumber to rip into strips for edging a maple plywood cabinet and table top that I built for my wife's sewing room. I was a little apprehensive ordering lumber online but I trusted that The Woodworkers Source would select and ship me a suitable board to use for this project. The board that I received was was packed extremely well, delivered in a timely manner and was all clear wood and excellent quality in it's entirety. I could not be more pleased with the product quality and service that I received from The Woodworkers Source. I would recommend them to all woodworkers for in store or online purchases for quality hardwood lumber. Thank you Woodworkers Source.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 4, 2017
5 out of 5
Beautiful
Review by  Richard from Oregon
Just what I'd have selected myself.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 4, 2017
4 out of 5
Maple
Review by  Anonymous 
It was exactly what I ordered.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 23, 2017
5 out of 5
Perfect for my job.
Review by  Tom P from Lutz, Florida
I was asked by a loved one to make a Cremation Urn for a departed family member. I ordered 1/2 inch Hard Maple boards cut 6 inches wide.. The lumber arrived very quickly and was perfect. It had a beautiful grain patter and curly features that were exactly what I hoped they would be. I am extremely pleased and the project turned out beautifully.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 30, 2016
5 out of 5
Exceeded Expectations
Review by  Tony from CA
The wood I was delivered was better than what I might have selected at a lumber yard. Each piece was flawless. The one-edge-milled option made it very easy to square up the project. I needed to modify my order. I got an instant response from someone who sounded like he was the very person who would be selecting and cutting my order. The service felt so personal I thought maybe the whole business was run by just one person who was dedicated to customer service in general and my satisfaction in particular.
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Recommended
8 Total Reviews
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