White Oak (Flat Sawn) 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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White Oak (Flat Sawn) 8/4 Lumber

$9.99 /Board Feet

1-99 $9.99 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $7.49 /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
Learn How To Estimate Lumber Needs

About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

White Oak lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" 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.

6' to 12' 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.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible, depending on the quantity you order and what we have available at that time. But 7' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 350 lbs (approx 100 board feet); Please contact us if you have questions.

1-13/16" Thickness

Also known as 8/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 1-3/4" 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?"

How Lumber Ordering Works

1

Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet

2

Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.

3

Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

Has a finer texture than Red Oak. Quarter sawn lumber has dramatic medullar figured called fake/tiger oak. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.

About White Oak (Quercus alba)

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Weight

3.92

lbs /Bd. Ft.
9.50% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1360

Janka Rating
5.43% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

map of where White Oak tree grows
White Oak is a domestic wood from North America

A ruggedly handsome wood with saddle-tan color and a humble grain texture that's right at home in projects with unique designs. White oak is tough and especially good for exterior projects.

color of White Oak
Color Range
Beige to creamy tan.
the White Oak tree
What's The Tree Like?
May reach 100 feet in height and have a trunk of 36" in diameter.
other names for White Oak
Other Names
Arizona oak, Arizona white oak, Cucharillo, Encino, Encino negro, Oak, Roble, Roble amarillo, Roble, colorado, Roble encino, Roblecito, White oak, Stave oak
uses for White Oak
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, outdoor projects, patio furniture, cabinets, flooring, boat building, fences, indoor millwork, moldings, veneer, desks, baseboard

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
5.0
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1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
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9 Total Reviews
June 24, 2020
5 out of 5
White Oak
Review by  Robert K Wilde from California
This wood is beautiful
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 28, 2020
5 out of 5
8/4 white oak
Review by  John from Home in SoCal
I only gave 5 stars because there isn’t a 10th star! This was a 1st time purchase-by-mail because of the Covid-19.
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Recommended
October 11, 2019
5 out of 5
Beautiful lumber
Review by  Chris from CA
Good service, beautiful lumber
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 31, 2018
5 out of 5
Douglas Sundblom
Review by  Doug from Leavenworth, KS
Exceeds expectations
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Recommended
September 18, 2018
5 out of 5
White oak
Review by  Jay from Paxton, MA
Had a few small checks in the center of it but we were able to make it work for what we needed.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 30, 2018
5 out of 5
Great Order
Review by  Murph from Kentucky
Ordered to make table and bench legs. Wood was perfect. Maybe one knot in 40 board feet isn't bad at all!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
9 Total Reviews
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