Woodworkers 30 Piece Sample Kit Surprise Variety

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Woodworkers 30 Piece Sample Kit

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Woodworkers 30 Piece Sample Kit

Discover the perfect wood for your projects!

Sample Kit contains 30 standard collectors size samples, 1/2" x 3" x 6". All are sanded smooth and labeled with the common and botanical names. Pieces are ideal for displays, testing workability or finish, or experiencing a variety of woods from around the world. The kit contains a random and varied assortment of exotic and domestic hardwoods (approximately half/half).

All samples are cut to the International Wood Collector's Society standard size of 1/2" x 3" x 6" and labeled.



A Surprise Variety in Every Box!
The sample kit contains a random variety of 30 woods, approximately half domestic woods and half exotic woods. Each one is cut and sanded to the international standard wood sample size of 1/2"x3"x6", and labeled with the common and botanical names.

Size 1/2" x 3" x 6" (official size of the International Wood Collectors Society)
Quantity 30 samples
Brand Woodworkers Source

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Why Buy From Woodworkers Source?

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. 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 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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4.8
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5 (19)
4 (6)
3 (0)
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Would recommend this product?
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4.8
out of 5
5 (19)
4 (6)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
25 Total Reviews
August 2, 2019
5 out of 5
Woodworkers 30 piece sample kit
Review by  Dave from Medford, Or
Great service, prompted delivery
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 10, 2019
5 out of 5
30 piece sample kit
Review by  Mell from Haymarket Virginia
This was my first order from Woodworkers Source and I was not sure what to expect. Excellent! I could not have been more pleased. This is a wonderful sampling of 15 domestic and 15 international wood species. I will be using them to aid in teaching Scouts, in my capacity as a woodworking merit badge counselor for BSA.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 23, 2019
4 out of 5
Good Start
Review by  Michael from BC, Canada
Very poor birdseye maple sample, not happy about that. Other than that my box was 50% typical and 50% harder to find samples. One sample slightly undersized @ 5-7/8 but the rest are slightly oversized at 6-1/8. No book or magazine in this box as I've read in previous reviews.
Recommended
December 20, 2018
5 out of 5
High quality samples
Review by  Brad M from
Very nice selection of wood samples provided in a clean and well organized package.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 15, 2018
4 out of 5
Wood sample kit
Review by  Dick from Liberty Lake, WA
Very good response to my order. I would like to point out that curly, Birdseye and quilted maples are not considered different species of woods. These names are given to certain soft and hard maples because of the grain patterns. I wish you had included white oak and two other domestic woods in lieu of the maples.
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Recommended
November 14, 2018
4 out of 5
Woo samples
Review by  Dick from Liberty Lake, WA
The product is as described. However that being said out of the 30 pieces 5 were maple (curly, hard, quilted, soft, and birdseye) samples. In reality there are only two species of maple in the package. Curly, birdseye and quilted are not a species of maple but names given to certain configuration s of the grain found in these two species. I would have preferred replacing at least two of these maples with a white oak and another domestic wood.
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25 Total Reviews
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