Red Marblewood Hardwood Sample

Red Marblewood Hardwood Sample

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48 U.S., standard ground
hardwood lumber sizes
Red Marblewood lumber comes in random widths and lengths, with a uniform thickness.
Here's what you can expect:
1/2" Thickness

Also known as 1/2".
Planed and smooth to a full 1/2" thick

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

3" Widths

Samples are custom cut to 3" wide, but actual size may vary by 1/8"

6" Lengths

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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Weight

5.4

lbs /Bd. Ft.
50.84% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

3510

Janka Rating
172.09% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

1.1

Specific Gravity
71.88% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Red Marblewood tree grows
Red Marblewood is an exotic wood from Latin America

Red Marblewood is bontanically related to Ipe, and is just as hard and dense. It's a dark and exquisite wood that showcases unusual dark stripes.

color of Red Marblewood
Color Range
Dark brown to rusty maroon with dark irregular streaks
the Red Marblewood tree
What's The Tree Like?
A medium to large tree up to 100 feet tall and up to 48" in diameter
other names for Red Marblewood
Other Names
Lapacho, Dalmata, Ipe
uses for Red Marblewood
Some Typical Uses
Flooring, Furniture , General carpentry, Interior trim, Tool handles, Chairs, Chests, Desks, Dining-room furniture
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

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