White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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White Oak (Quarter Sawn) 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$256.00 /Pack

1-2 $256.00
3+ $230.40 /Pack (10% off)
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Flat Rate U.S. Shipping
$0.00 West of Mississippi River
$20.00 East of Mississippi River

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hardwood lumber sizes
Quarter Sawn White 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 6" 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 Quarter Sawn White Oak (Quercus alba)



lbs /Bd. Ft.
9.50% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
5.43% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


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

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

map of where Quarter Sawn White Oak tree grows
Quarter Sawn White Oak is a domestic wood from North America

White Oak has a finer texture than the more popular Red Oak. Quarter sawn white oak displays dramatic medullar figure called flake or fleck, and you'll see this used in antiques, mission style furniture, Greene and Greene furniture, and more. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.

color of Quarter Sawn White Oak
Color Range
Beige to creamy tan.
the Quarter Sawn White Oak tree
What's The Tree Like?
May reach 100 feet in height and have a trunk of 36" in diameter.
other names for Quarter Sawn White Oak
Other Names
Arizona oak, Arizona white oak, Cucharillo, Encino, Encino negro, Oak, Roble, Roble amarillo, Roble, colorado, Roble encino, Roblecito, White oak, Stave oak
uses for Quarter Sawn White Oak
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, flooring, boat building, acessories

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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13 Total Reviews
January 17, 2017
4 out of 5
Quarter sawn Oak
Review by  Chuck from Pennsylvania
Packaged well arrived undamaged. All the boards are a good size. Some amazing grain patterns. I haven't seen any wood locally that is as nice or priced as well. Will definitely return for more.
Verified Buyer
December 6, 2016
5 out of 5
Review by  Rick Price from Connecticut
I feel like a got a very good selection of boards. I suppose I could have driven a few hours and searched through stacks to get some boards that were slightly better, but I am happy with what I got for the time and effort I had to expend.
Verified Buyer
August 11, 2016
4 out of 5
Home builder
Review by  Brad from Vermont
Nicely packaged.
Verified Buyer
July 25, 2012
5 out of 5
The Cabinet Maker
Review by  Ralph from Kamiah, Idaho usa
I think the wood is of pretty good quality. Shipping and packaging very good. The ad says lengths of 4' to 8'. I took it for granted that I would receive at least one board that was 8'. (guess I should have called and requested the 8' length). The longest board was 73". I've been remodeling a customers bathroom and making my own moldings. Last I looked door case moldings require at least 83 inches. I have been making cabinets since the early 1960's. The lengths they state and lengths received dissapoint me. Won't buy from again. Will return to my reliable source for quarter sawn oak.
May 4, 2012
5 out of 5
Ordered 2 packs QSWO
Review by  SEK from Joshua Tree, CA USA
The quality is great. I would normally rate this 4 stars instead of 5 because there isn't a lot of ray flake in the wood, but they called and told me that before they shipped it, so I knew what I was getting and it is what I expected. It isn't my first order, and all of them have been as they described them.
March 7, 2012
5 out of 5
Quartersawn White Oak
Review by  Dennis Eslinger from Twin Falls, ID USA
I was very pleased with this product. The rays and board size were just what I was looking for. The lumber worked nicely. I am glad that I had the one side milled so I could get a straight side more readily. I will order from you agin.
13 Total Reviews
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