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1x8 Walnut Board

1x8 Walnut Board

Regular price $10.26 USD
Regular price Sale price $10.26 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.

Item may contain a glue-up. Color and grain matches are not guaranteed.

DESCRIPTION Black Walnut heartwood is rich dark brown to purplish-black and is usually straight grained. Wavy or curly grain is sometimes present. Texture is coarse.
Weight averages about 40lbs per cu. ft.
Typical Width = 4" to 10"
Typical Length = 5' to 16' 
Note:  long, wide boards are hard to find clear.
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN
North America
BOTANICAL NAME Juglans Nigra
OTHER NAMES American Walnut, Virginia Walnut, Canaletto, Black Hickory Nut
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES This medium density wood is tough and hard. It has moderate bending and crushing strengths. Stiffness is low. It has good steam bending characteristics.
WORKING PROPERTIES Black Walnut can be worked with hand or power tools without difficulty. Moderate blunting effect on cutters. Takes nails and screws well. Glues satisfactorily. Finishes to a high polish.
DURABILITY Very durable. Sapwood is susceptible to attack by powder post beetle. Heartwood is resistant to preservative treatment and biodegradation.
SEASONING Dries slowly with tendency to honeycomb. Requires care to avoid checking and degradation. Small movement.
USES The standard for gunstocks in the U.S. Extensively used in high-quality furniture, cabinetmaking, boatbuilding, musical instruments, clock cases, turning and carving. Sliced or cut for paneling, veneers.
COMMENTS Can be found in burls, crotches, burrs, etc.

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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