Red Oak 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Red Oak 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$156.00 /Pack

1-2 $156.00
3+ $140.40 /Pack (10% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
Flat Rate U.S. Shipping
$0.00 West of Mississippi River
$20.00 East of Mississippi River
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hardwood lumber sizes
Red Oak 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 Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Hardness

1290

Janka Rating
Density

0.64

Specific Gravity

General Workability
Average 5/10

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10

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

Straight grain with a coarse texture. Generally works and finished well but timbers from the Northern growing region will be more consistent in color and have a finer texture. Large open pores produce distinctive grain.

color of Red Oak
Color Range
Light brown with a reddish tinge.
the Red Oak tree
What's The Tree Like?
The most common hardwood in North America. The tree matures at about 70 feet in height and a trunk of 36".
other names for Red Oak
Other Names
Northern red oak, Red oak, Gray oak, American red oak, Canadian red oak
uses for Red Oak
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, floors, accessories, shop jigs, utility projects, interior millwork, molding, mantles, chairs, trim

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
4.8
out of 5
5 (39)
4 (7)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
95.7%
4.8
out of 5
5 (39)
4 (7)
3 (0)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
95.7%
47 Total Reviews
August 11, 2018
5 out of 5
Red oak 20 b.f. project pack.
Review by  Steve in KY from Scottsville KY
I am very satisfied. The wood is very clear. 2 small tight knots in 20 b.f., it has 3 short splits at the ends. Very high quality boards. The boards range between 9.5 and 11.5 inches wide. Highly recommended. Well packaged and clean. Flat wood with no twists, cupping, or warping.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 19, 2018
5 out of 5
Buy with confidence
Review by  Vito from
I live across the country in Massachusetts, but Woodworkers Source is practically my only supplier of wood for my furniture projects. I’d say I’ve bought at least 15-20 lumber bundles...cherry, padauk, red and white oak, ash, mahogany, beech, granadillo, and more. Always satisfied with the lumber and the flat $20 rate for us easterners. Please open an East Coast branch,
Verified Buyer
July 14, 2018
5 out of 5
Jim Sevenich
Review by  Anonymous 
The shipment was well wrapped and received in good condition. The quality of wood was very nice. Thank you, Jim Sevenich
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 6, 2018
5 out of 5
PERFECT!
Review by  Gary from Divide, Colorado
Could not be more satisfied. Every board in the order was a good one--straight, with grain varying from nice to beautiful.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 26, 2018
5 out of 5
Old woodworker
Review by  Old woodworker from Tx
This is my third order and as the last two orders the wood is beautiful. This order is going to be made into night stands.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 25, 2018
5 out of 5
Jim Bell
Review by  Jim from Albuquerque, NM
I was very happy with the red oak. I have already completed a lazy susan for our dining room table. My wife is thrilled with it which makes me happy ... lol. I plan to make glue up some pieces to 10" rounds and turn some plates. The grain is gorgeous.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
47 Total Reviews
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