OP Hardwoods

Lumber Sizes

4/4 = 13/16"

5/4 = 1  1/16"

6/4 = 1  7/16"

8/4 = 1  13/16"


Calculating Board Feet

All lumber at OP Hardwoods comes in non-dimensional, so no two boards are alike. When calculating board feet it's important to keep in mind that this is a volume measurement, not a surface area measurement, so for thicker boards there's more footage.


Board Feet =  Length(inches) x Width(inches) / 144


That equation will give you the board feet for a standard size 4/4 board.

For example, if you found a 6" wide red oak board that's 96" long(8ft.) you've got :     6" x 96" = 576  (now divide that by 144) and you get 4 board feet.  

When dealing with thicker boards you must compensate for the thickness. With 5/4 you add 25%, 6/4 you add 50%, and for 8/4 you add 100% (or just double it)

For example, if you found that same board 6"x96" and it's 6/4 size (1.5" thick) you've got; 6" x 96" = 576 (divide by 144) gives you 4. Add 50% to get 6 board feet.

If that board were 8/4 (1.75" thick) it would be 8 board feet, because you double the footage.




Yellowheart

Persimmon

Walnut

White Oak

Quartersawn Oak

Red Oak

Cypress

Cherry

Eastern (aromatic) Cedar 

Birch 

Beech 

Basswood 

Aspen 


Ash  


Alder 


The following list is all domestic hardwoods made available at OP Hardwoods:

Spanish Cedar

Lacewood

Bubinga

Sassafras

Poplar

Butternut

Birdseye Maple

Soft Maple

Wenge

Sapele

The following is all exotic hardwoods made available at OP Hardwoods:

Figured Maple

Zebrawood

Teak

Purpleheart

Black Limba

Spalted Sycamore

Pecan Hickory

Padauk

Jatoba

Bloodwood

African Blackwood

Radiata Pine

Hard Maple