OP Hardwoods

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

Alder 


Ash  


Aspen 


Basswood 

Beech 

Birch 

Eastern (aromatic) Cedar 

Cherry

Cypress

Soft Maple

Figured Maple

Birdseye Maple

Hard Maple

Pecan Hickory

Butternut

Poplar

Red Oak

Quartersawn Oak

White Oak

Walnut

Persimmon

Radiata Pine

Spalted Sycamore

Sassafras

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

African Blackwood

Black Limba

Bubinga

Bloodwood

Jatoba

Purpleheart

Padauk

Lacewood

Spanish Cedar

Sapele

Wenge

Teak

Zebrawood

Yellowheart

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.