Red Oak 5/4 Lumber

Red Oak 5/4 Lumber
Random Widths, Random Lengths

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1-1/16" Thickness
Also known as 5/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately full 1" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.
Details 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:
Some Shipping Restrictions:
  1. If you order 10 bd. ft. or less, your lumber will be cut to be shorter than 45" for shipping purposes. Request different lengths using the "Minimum Size Request" box on the order form
  2. 8' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
  3. Longer lengths can be shipped truck freight instead; Please contact us to get a custom shipping quote if you need lengths longer than 8'
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$5.79 /Board Feet

1-99 $5.79 /Bd. Ft.
100-999 $4.34 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
1000+ $3.88 /Bd. Ft. (33% off)
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The actual footage you're going to receive is most likely going to change slightly from what you order. This is because we'll be hand selecting your lumber from inventory of various widths and lengths. Usually the change is just a small percentage.
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Customer Ratings & Reviews

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3 (2)
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5 (11)
4 (1)
3 (2)
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14 Total Reviews
October 26, 2017
3 out of 5
Review by  Robert Freeman from El Cajon, California
I ordered a 5/4 piece of red oak with some minimum dimensions (6"x54") straight line ripped. I'm using it in a pretty large jig to add strength and support. The thing that worries me, the board has some very minor cracking coming in from the endgrain of the board. It's probably not going to ruin my project, but is something to look out for if making finer furniture with classic joinery.
May 25, 2017
5 out of 5
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Review by  Anonymous 
This was my first large wood project since I retired from fabricating in 1996, so I was somewhat apprehensive about the process of ordering lumber over the Internet. I had always gone down to the local lumber yard and hand-picked the material for whatever I was working on that week. I had ordered several lengths of solid red oak as long as eight feet long and up to eight inches wide. Other than the rather offended UPS driver sharing his displeasure with me for having to wrestle three large, heavy and uncooperative bundles, I was very satisfied with the order. They were, as promised, well wrapped and protected for the trip to my shop. A new blade for the razor knife is called for to get through the layers of plastic and paper. And the quality was outstanding. I had expected the wood to be like when one gets from ordering for Will Call at the local HD. They will slip their unsellable damaged peices into the mix just to get rid of them. One board did have a bit of a crack at one end, (not surprising), and another had a small section from the barky side of the tree, but I could work with these minor flaws. Otherwise, all the boards were oversized just a bit and straight. I had ordered the lumber without trimmed edges but the oversize allowed for the rip-saw to trim true and straight. There were no other flaws or surprises and the oak project so far has finished just fantastic. All in all, this was a great experience that I intend to repeat. And the UPS guy can just tough it out.
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August 1, 2013
5 out of 5
Very pleased with order
Review by  RLM from San Ramon, CA USA
Great price. Very nice wood; no split ends, no warping or cupping. Prompt shipment.
April 17, 2013
5 out of 5
5/4 oak
Review by  Gordon from Wichita, KS USA
Nice pieces of wood, worked well in my organ case project. I could not find anything locally that was suitable.
August 9, 2012
5 out of 5
Great wood
Review by  Mort from Elmira, NY USA
This was my first time buying from you, everything came through great. I am very satisfied. Have most of it milled up for a park bench. Should have it done in a few weeks and will send you a picture.
April 6, 2012
4 out of 5
5/4 red Oak
Review by  Michael from San Francisco, CA
The wood is beautiful. I worked in a wood mill as a kid, and I'd forgotten how pretty hard woods looked and smelled. It's my first woodworking project in quite some time, and I was nervous about ordering wood online and having it delivered. The entire process was so easy and stress free. Hopefully the project goes well and you'll be "seeing" a lot of me in the future. Keep up the great work.
14 Total Reviews
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