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4/4 Soft Maple Lumber

4/4 Soft Maple Lumber

Regular price $3.83 USD
Regular price $4.40 USD Sale price $3.83 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 Soft maple is creamy white and has a straight grain. It is a bit less lustrous than Hard Maple and growth rings are comparatively indistinct. Rays are narrower than in Hard Maple.
Weight varies from about 30lbs to 35lbs per cu. ft.
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN

North America

BOTANICAL NAME Acer Rubrum
OTHER NAMES Silver Maple, Pacific Maple, Oregon Maple
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES Medium bending and crushing strength. Low stiffness and resistance to shock loads. Considered good for steam bending.
WORKING PROPERTIES Can be worked fairly well with hand and power tools, although has moderate dulling effect on cutters. Takes nails satisfactorily with care. Gluing results vary. Can be stained and polished to excellent finish.
DURABILITY Heartwood is non-durable and susceptible to insect attack. Moderately resistant to preservative treatment, but sapwood is permeable.
SEASONING Dries slowly with little degradation or problems. Small movement.
USES Suitable for furniture, joinery, domestic flooring, dairy and laundry equipment, sporting goods, turning, paneling, plywood, veneering.
COMMENTS Selected stock is rotary cut for Bird's Eye Maple veneer.

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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