High Character Walnut 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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High Character Walnut 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$235.00 /Pack

1-2 $235.00
3+ $211.50 /Pack (10% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
Flat Rate U.S. Shipping
$0.00 West of Mississippi River
$20.00 East of Mississippi River
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Choose The Right Type of Walnut for You
Compare The 3 Types We Offer

comparing natural wlanut lumber

Natural Walnut

- Abundant color mix
- At least 83% clear
- The most economical walnut
comparing high character wlanut lumber

High Character Walnut

- Wide widths
- Sound, tight knots & cracks
- 90%+ heartwood 1 face
comparing premium wlanut lumber

Premium Walnut

- 90%+ heartwood 1 face
- Minimal knots
- High-demand color spec

About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

High Character Walnut lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths. Here's what you can expect.

7" to 10" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

4' to 7' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project..
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

A 20 board foot Project Pack is a great way to buy some lumber because they're simple and we stand behind them with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths (between 4' and 7'). Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.

About High Character Walnut (Juglans nigra)

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Weight

3.33

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-6.98% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1010

Janka Rating
-21.71% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.59

Specific Gravity
-7.81% less 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 High Character Walnut tree grows
High Character Walnut is a domestic wood from North America

Here's our special selection that delivers beautiful wide widths, heavy brown color, and a lineup of nature's gifts such as unique knots, swirling grain patterns, and cracks

color of High Character Walnut
Color Range
90%+ heartwood on 1 side
the High Character Walnut tree
What's The Tree Like?
A moderate sized tree reaching about 100 feet and producing a trunk up to 60" in diameter.
other names for High Character Walnut
Other Names
American black walnut, American Walnut, Black Walnut, Eastern black walnut
uses for High Character Walnut
Some Typical Uses
Gun stocks, musical instruments, fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring.

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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Ratings Snapshot
4.2
out of 5
5 (4)
4 (2)
3 (2)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
87.5%
4.2
out of 5
5 (4)
4 (2)
3 (2)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
87.5%
8 Total Reviews
February 22, 2020
5 out of 5
Excellent product
Review by  Tom from Washington State
I have ordered 3 of the 20bf packs and I couldn't be happier, perhaps 5% of what I received was not useable, the rest was exactly what I hoped for, long wide boards with tight knots and many had spectacular grain. The small defects I repaired with epoxy that showed a deep black color when finished. Very satisfied customer.
Recommended
December 1, 2019
4 out of 5
Good wood, better customer service
Review by  from Georgia
Got this in the mail and it had a little more character than I expected, but it was my first time ordering high character. I took some pics, sent them in with a note that asked them to review the pics and let me know what they thought. Got a note back from Cameron saying they felt the same and they shipped me another pack to make it right. I was able to piece it together to make my wife the table she has been wanting and it came out beautifully. Thanks!
Recommended
February 9, 2019
3 out of 5
Mike Butcher
Review by  Mike from Redding, CA
Because this was billed as “high character “, I expected some unusable sections but the amount I can’t use from this order seems excessive. For example: I needed a run of 53” but was only able to get 46” due to splitting in the final 12” of the board.
Verified Buyer
February 7, 2019
3 out of 5
Decent selection
Review by  Maurice from California
The wood was delivered promptly and arrived packaged well. The quality of the selection is fair; roughly milled to dimension, some pieces had partial splits while others had bark on parts of the edge. The biggest issue was that one if the boards had water damage on parts of one face that I had to plane quite a bit to remove. As a first time customer, I had expected better quality from hand picked lumber.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 2, 2019
4 out of 5
Very nice.
Review by  Tris from Lake Charles, LA, USA
The lumber is very pretty. There is a little bowing and some splitting; however, I will be able to work around it.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 1, 2018
5 out of 5
Walnut 10" Wide High Character 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Review by  Wyowoodsmith from Hulett Wy
PERFECT!! is the best way to describe this order, the tight knots, small cracks (Black epoxy is made for this) give these beautiful boards a very "Classy Look"- I wish I could afford more to just keep in stock, so many Beautiful projects from these, when combined w/ Blood wood, Canary Wood or Hickory, this Black Walnut shows off the high Character , or just by itself
Verified Buyer
Recommended
8 Total Reviews
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