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1x6 Red Oak Board

1x6 Red Oak Board

Regular price $2.63 USD
Regular price Sale price $2.63 USD
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Rough Lumber vs S4S Lumber

Rough lumber and surfaced on 4 sides (S4S) lumber are two forms of wood commonly used in construction and woodworking. Here's an explanation of each and why they are used:

Rough Lumber

  • Rough lumber refers to wood that has been cut directly from a log and typically has not undergone any additional processing beyond sawing.
  • It retains its natural, rough texture and may have irregular edges, saw marks, and varying thicknesses.
  • Rough lumber can be used in woodworking projects where the rustic appearance is desired or where the wood will be further shaped and refined by the woodworker.
  • Because rough lumber is unfinished, it tends to be less expensive than surfaced lumber since it requires less processing. But keep in mind finishing lumber can be very time consuming so buying lumber in the rough is not always ideal if completing a project in a timely manner is important.

Surfaced on 4 Sides (S4S) Lumber

  • S4S lumber, on the other hand, has been processed to create a smooth, uniform surface on all four sides.
  • The S4S process typically involves planing both faces of the rough lumber to achieve a consistent smooth surface on both faces of the lumber. The lumber is then ripped on both edges to remove the rough edges. Final joinery work may still be required for edge glueing and similar projects.
  • S4S lumber is commonly used in applications where precise dimensions and a smooth finish are required, such as for furniture making, cabinetry, trim work, and other finish carpentry projects.
  • The smooth surfaces of S4S lumber make it easier to work with and provide a clean, polished appearance in finished projects. S4S lumber can speed up a project because the lumber arrives in a finished state and requires less work on site.
  • Keep in mind even with S4S lumber there will still need to be final trimming, sanding, sealing. etc. on the jobsite.

Surfacing results in a 10–15% loss of material. Therefore, please account for an extra 10–15% waste factor when ordering surfaced material.

DESCRIPTION Red Oak heartwood is similar to other oaks and coloration runs from a light tan to pink with a reddish tinge. The wood is predominantly straight grained and coarse textured. Red Oak has a somewhat less attractive figure than White Oak due to smaller rays.
Weight is about 48lbs per cu. ft.
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN
North America
BOTANICAL NAME Quercus Rubra
OTHER NAMES American Red Oak, Gray Oak, Spanish Oak, Northern Red Oak
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES High crush strength, medium bending strength and stiffness and considered a very good steam bending wood.
WORKING PROPERTIES Moderate blunting effect on cutters. Density varies. Gluing properties vary and nailing may require pre-drilling. Takes stain well and polishes to a good finish.
DURABILITY Heartwood is non-durable and susceptible to insect attack. Moderately resistant to preservative treatment. Sapwood is permeable.
SEASONING Tendency to dry slowly with checking, splitting and honeycombing. Needs care in both air and kiln drying. Medium movement.
USES Furniture, veneer, interior joinery, flooring, plywood. Not suitable for exterior work.
COMMENTS Grain may need to be filled to achieve smooth finish.

Shipping Information

Please call 1.877.232.3915, e-mail or message us online. We will call you to verify your order and to make payment arrangements. We also have several other trucking companies that work with us at a 72% discount which we pass onto you. Orders can be shipped direct to your home or jobsite.  We can also hold orders at your local freight terminal for customer pickup. Small orders are shipped via UPS. We also ship to European and other foreign countries on container load basis. We ship anywhere in the world...please phone or email if you have shipping questions.
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