Maple Soft 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths

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Maple Soft 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths

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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Soft Maple lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths. Here's what you can expect.

5"+ Widths

The width above is the minimum width you should expect to receive in this pack. Our lumber is stocked in random widths, so you may receive board 1-3" wider than the width above. You can request a straight edge rip in the order form.

3', 4' or 6' Lengths

This is the range of lengths you can choose from for this pack.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. .
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

A lumber pack is the easiest way to buy some lumber and get building. We stand behind our lumber packs with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Get your project off to a good start by choosing what length works best for you all with a minimum width of 5". You'll get 6 boards of hand-picked premium lumber that is surfaced on two sides (S2S), kiln dried, and ready to start your project.

About Soft Maple (Acer rubrum)

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Weight

2.63

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-26.54% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

950

Janka Rating
-26.36% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.54

Specific Gravity
-15.62% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Soft Maple tree grows
Soft Maple is a domestic wood from North America

Resembles Hard Maple being closed-grained but much softer. Easily worked. Turns and planes well. Does not require fillers to achieve a glass smooth finish. Accepts finish and paint well

color of Soft Maple
Color Range
Cream white to reddish brown.
the Soft Maple tree
What's The Tree Like?
A popular, fast growing decorative tree. Matures to about 60-90 feet in height and 30" in diameter.
other names for Soft Maple
Other Names
Carolina red maple, Drummond red maple, Maple, Red maple, Scarlet maple, Soft maple, Swamp maple, Water maple
uses for Soft Maple
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, a good general purpose hardwood

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

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
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

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 blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

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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17 Total Reviews
July 8, 2021
5 out of 5
Soft Maple and Mahogany bundles
Review by  Sam from West Henrietta New York
I Had purchased both bundles on the same day received them both very fast . Upon opening both, the wood looked great very satisfied with the order . I have just now purchased an order of Walnut from you. I know I can't go wrong with the quality of wood you provide.
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Recommended
July 1, 2021
5 out of 5
I like it
Review by  Brian B from Ozark, AL.
This is the second time I've ordered soft maple from Wood Workers Source. I am again highly satisfied with the selections that were made for me. All boards were six feet long, which is great for my current project. I received one board that's about 5-1/2" wide. The rest are all over 6" wide up to 8" wide. I had one edge cut straight and each of 3 20 bf packs measured out just over 20 bf. It very well matches my previous order, which was for the new kitchen cabinets. This is going to be a new hutch cabinet. I am looking forward to this project. I would definitely purchase here again. And the email I received this time telling me my order was shipped was hilarious!
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Recommended
February 5, 2021
5 out of 5
Soft Maple
Review by  Greg from Sequim, WA
Quality & quantity of lumber is great. Intended use for lumber has not yet been completed. but am confident results will be more that satisfactory.
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Recommended
October 9, 2020
5 out of 5
Maple Soft
Review by  Beeman from Slidell, LA
Outstanding lumber. Extremely happy with this lumber. Most of the pack was 9 inches or wider. Better than I expected. Thank you
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Recommended
February 28, 2020
5 out of 5
outstanding value!
Review by  Rich from Boise Idaho
I picked up 20bf of maple during the last sale and was not disappointed at all. Several boards were 5" to 6" wide and close to 72" long. A few others were about 48" long. One had a 4" knot at the end that I just cut off. The rest was clear, fairly straight and flat. Very happy.
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Recommended
November 21, 2019
5 out of 5
Soft Maple 20 Board Feet
Review by  Walter from Rialto, CA about 50 miles east of Los Angeles . I am a lonely republican.
These guys are great. Prompt shipping and competitive prices. I am a recently retired person trying to turn my garage into a wood shop of sorts. These guys have great products. Just make sure you order the straight edge so you can begin to process the wood as you like from a referenced straight edge.. Very little wasted pieces and all very good quality wood. I have made a cutting table, a set of folding TV trays all with various wood species from this place. Easy shopping and the occasional sale make this place a little less expensive than B&B stores. I am going to attempt something a bit more complicated with this batch of soft maple. I may need to order more. It is kind of satisfying taking the maple from rough sawed to furniture finish.
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17 Total Reviews
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Lumber Grades Explained
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