Maple Curly 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Maple Curly 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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hardwood lumber sizes
Curly Maple lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
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?"

4" to 10" Widths

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

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

48" to 84" Lengths

Lengths will vary within this range.

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 Curly Maple (Acer rubrum)

Weight

2.63

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-26.54% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

950

Janka Rating
-26.36% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.54

Specific Gravity
-15.62% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

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

Same species as Soft Maple. Resembles Hard Maple being closed-grained but much softer. Easily worked. Turns and planes well. Does not require fillers to achieve a glass smooth finish. Accepts finish and paint well Curls appearing across the board are the result of contortions in the grain that reflect light at different angles.

color of Curly Maple
Color Range
Cream white to reddish brown.
the Curly Maple tree
What's The Tree Like?
A popular, fast growing decorative tree. Matures to about 60-90 feet in height and 30" in diameter.
other names for Curly Maple
Other Names
Carolina red maple, flame maple, fiddleback maple; see also Soft Maple
uses for Curly Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, accessories, interior millwork, high-end work

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
4.2
out of 5
5 (5)
4 (1)
3 (1)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
87.5%
4.2
out of 5
5 (5)
4 (1)
3 (1)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
87.5%
8 Total Reviews
August 25, 2012
5 out of 5
curly maple
Review by  Matt from ,
very happy with the maple, good quality product
Recommended
June 12, 2012
5 out of 5
Great Figure
Review by  James from Ben Lomond, CA US
Craig and the gang took care of me, selecting beautifully figured curly maple in this pack especially after a piece of beautifully figured curly maple I tried to pick up on the website had already been sold. No matter. Excellent selection and consistency! Thanks
Recommended
January 25, 2012
3 out of 5
Curly Maple
Review by  ERF from Topeka, Kansaa USA
Have Seen better. Most boards were a little over 5 inches in width. Measured out to be 19.4 board feet, close enough to 20.
Recommended
January 27, 2011
5 out of 5
Really Curly Maple
Review by  JCA from SLC, UT USA
Curly maple always seems to be hit or miss. This is true curly maple. good figure all the way thru with some nice wide boards. I use dye to make the figure pop and these are going to POP!
Recommended
January 20, 2011
5 out of 5
Curly Expierence
Review by  LJM from ,
This was 20 board feet of very curly wood, the figuring was magnificent, and contributed immeasurably to the success of my Maple and Mahogany end tables.
Recommended
January 3, 2011
2 out of 5
Disappointed with the product
Review by  Chuck Wright from Wallis, TX USA
I have ordered several times on line and have always been very pleased with the products I recieved. I have also had the pleasure of standing in the North Phoenix warehouse and picking out my own beautiful wood. I am sad to say that this order missed the mark. The boards are not surfaced. Luckily I have a good surface planner because every board had to be planned down. There is very little figuring inthe wood that I recieved and there was some checking on a couple of pieces that I had to remove. I did contact Craig and he offered to replace any pieces that I felt could not be used. I declined the offer because I ordered it and I would make use of it. I will say that there are not many companies out there today that would offer to do that at their cost. Like I said, I have had several great orders of wood in the past and will not hesitate to order again but this wood is just not up to their normal standards.
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