Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Country Hard Maple 4/4 Lumber
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$4.69
$3.52 /Board Feet

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1-99 $3.52 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
100+ $3.17 /Bd. Ft. (32% off)

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 Country Maple 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.

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Get the durability and strength of classic hard maple with additional character ... for less money.
 
It's still regular hard maple, but this time the boards have a mix of color; both white sapwood and brown heartwood. Hard Maple, you see, is one of those unusual trees whose outer sapwood boards often get set aside and sold for more money by the sawmill. Because this 'country maple' has a mixture of white and brown, it means that the boys down at the sawmill didn't spend their afternoons picking out boards for the white stuff -- which is why country maple is much cheaper, yet still has that iimpressive brawn and might of hard white maple.

About Hard Country 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 Country Maple tree grows
Hard Country Maple is a domestic wood from North America

Exactly the same species as Hard White Maple, the only difference is Country Maple contains the dark brown heartwood as well as pale white sapwood - it hasn't been manually sorted for solid white color. Known for its durability and strength. It has excellent turning properties , a fine, even texture, a natural luster. Somewhat difficult to work due to high surface hardness. Paints and finishes very well

color of Hard Country Maple
Color Range
Creamy white to yellowish or pale tan with dark brown bands and streaks. The variety of inconsistent color gives it a rustic, or country, appearance.
the Hard Country Maple tree
What's The Tree Like?
Also called Hard Rock Maple or Sugar Maple. Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36.
other names for Hard Country Maple
Other Names
Brown Hard maple, Rustic Maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple
uses for Hard Country Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, industrial parts, desks, cabinetry, doors, cutting boards, small boxes and accessories
More Hard Country Maple!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

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 (12)
4 (4)
3 (1)
2 (2)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
89.5%
4.4
out of 5
5 (12)
4 (4)
3 (1)
2 (2)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
89.5%
19 Total Reviews
January 30, 2018
5 out of 5
Hard maple 4/4 lumber
Review by  Jerry from Germantown, Tn
Perfect lumber for my maple bath cabinet. It turned out better than planned. The bundle of wood was well sized and well selected for such a project
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 28, 2017
5 out of 5
Nice, will buy again
Review by  RobertoMoz from CA
This is my second order and will not be the last. I am extremely happy with the quality and the cuts. Thank you very much.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 29, 2017
5 out of 5
country maple4/4
Review by  Anonymous 
excellent piece of wood, worked great for the bench
Verified Buyer
Recommended
May 16, 2015
5 out of 5
4/4 Country Hard Maple
Review by  Daniel Smith from Hulett, WY US
I received 37 bf. of very prime boards, I requested 8"+ wide and that is what I got, each and every board was very straight, extremly nice grain pattern, I have never had such nice lumber sent right to my door- Thanks Again !!
Recommended
February 4, 2014
4 out of 5
Good Material for Smaller Projects
Review by  David Fey from Big Bear Lake, CA USA
Wood arrived in good condition. The material was of good quality, but had some "hit or miss" planing defects and a couple of small end splits (not a problem for me). Color of the material will provide some interesting contrasts on small boxes.
Recommended
April 30, 2013
5 out of 5
As ordered, great service
Review by  BJL from Marysville, WA USA
The wood is fantastic, feels and smells wonderful. Looks beautiful and exactly what I wanted. The best part was the customer service from woodworkers source, the nice additional touch they add to your order. They make opening and reading the items with your order fun.
Recommended
19 Total Reviews
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