Canarywood 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Canarywood 4/4 Lumber

$17.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $17.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $13.49 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details

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).
Read this for more info

Board Foot Cheat Sheet
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hardwood lumber sizes
Canarywood 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 8" 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

2' to 4' 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.

Length Shipping Restrictions

Here's one surprising and naturally colorful wood that includes vivid yellow, orange, purple, red, and brown.

About Canarywood (Centrolobium spp)

Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1958

Janka Rating
51.78% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.65

Specific Gravity
1.56% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

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

Medium texture and weight with open pores. Easy to work with both hand tools and power tools. Turns crisply and takes a high natural polish.

color of Canarywood
Color Range
The very irregular color ranges from yellow to orange with streaks of red, purple and black.
the Canarywood tree
What's The Tree Like?
A medium sized to large well-formed tree; generally up to 100 feet high with diameters of 30-50"; commonly to heights of 40 feet and diameters up to 16". Narrow buttresses.
other names for Canarywood
Other Names
Canary, Tarara Amarilla
uses for Canarywood
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, doors, flooring, interior millwork, turning, some musical instruments, small accessories.

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 (9)
4 (3)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
out of 5
5 (9)
4 (3)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
12 Total Reviews
December 4, 2018
4 out of 5
One board had sapwood without typical grain pattern
Review by  Mick from North Dakota
Acceptable
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 24, 2018
5 out of 5
Wow!
Review by  Wally from Flowery Branch, GA
Beautiful beyond expectations! Exciting to discover a new wood that looks different than any previously experienced!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 31, 2018
5 out of 5
Beautiful wood.
Review by  Anonymous 
I was looking for color to add to my cutting boards and find the Canarywood to have beautiful yellows, with orange and red hues. The wood cuts nice and works well with my tools. I had a little trouble with the Zebra Wood splintering but not so with this beautiful wood. The footage I rec'd was straight and well finished. This wood would look good with any project.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 28, 2017
5 out of 5
Canarywood I love
Review by  1942clark from Mount Vernon, Wa
Wider and longer than I expected. Not quite as colorful as past CW’s but plenty adequate as companion to some Osage orange
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 21, 2017
5 out of 5
Great Wood
Review by  Garnet from FL
Very beautiful wood. Nice to work with.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 20, 2012
5 out of 5
Always Happy
Review by  sc from , NY - New York United States
good wood!
Recommended
12 Total Reviews
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