The definition of a board foot is rather simple: a piece of lumber that is 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, and 1 inch thick, or its volumetric equivalent. For example, a board measuring 1” thick in the rough and 6” wide and 8’ long would be 4 board feet. Use the following formula: thickness (inches) x width (inches) x length (feet) divided by 12.

All of our lumber is sold by the board foot, except S4S boards and mouldings, which are sold by the linear foot.

Lumber thicknesses are referred to as fractions; therefore, a 4/4 board is 1” in the rough, and a 5/4 board is 1 ¼” thick in the rough.

Hardwood lumber is typically sold at random widths and lengths. This means that boards can range from 5” to 12” wide and 8′ to 12′ long. Widths and lengths can vary depending on the species of lumber, and many unique-sized boards are available as well. If you are looking for specific sizes, call or email us to see what we have available.

If a board has been planed to final thickness, it is called S2S surfaced two sides. If the board is planed to final thickness and has one straight edge, it is referred to as S3S or surfaced three sides. If a board has been planed, ripped on one straight edge, and then ripped to a specific width (like the big box stores do), this is called S4S or surfaced four sides.

We carry FAS (First And Seconds) grade lumber, unless otherwise noted.

Yes, our lumber is kiln dried to industry standards of 6-8%, unless otherwise noted.

We are happy to cut lumber for customers to make hauling easier. For example, if you purchase a 12′ long board, we can cut into two 6′ long boards if that is easier for you to take home. There is no charge for this service.

Technically, there are no minimum purchases for lumber. On exotic species, we will sell smaller lengths of boards as long as long as 48" can be put on the rack. On domestic species, we will sell smaller lengths as long as 96" can be put back on the racks.