Dimensional Lumber

Dimensional Lumber is a very common material used to build solid wood furniture.

Most of our dimensional lumber is flat sawn since it is the most commonly used. We typically stock Walnut, Ash and White Oak but we are known to bring in small batches of other species.

We carry 8/4 and 4/4 stock but we want to expand and include 6/4 in the near future.

Image 1: Walnut Dining Table
Image 2: Walnut Waterfall Bench
Image 3: Round White Oak Coffee Table


You can purchase Dimensional Lumber in store at our Mississauga location.

Learn More about our Dimensional Lumber

Tips When Buying Dimensional lumber:

How do you calculate the price of dimensional lumber?
Rough Lumber pricing is based on cost per board foot. Certain species are more expensive than others, and thicker boards will typically cost more per board foot.
Calculating cost per board foot is calculated by multiplying the boards Width(in inches) x Length (in inches) x Thickness (in inches) divided by 12 = board feet

How is the dimensional lumber dried?
All of our dimensional lumber has been kiln dried so it is ready to be used. It is important that the wood is dried properly so that the moisture content is between 6-10%. Properly dried wood is a lot less likely to split, crack and warp. 

How much extra material should I buy to account for waste from machining?
As a general rule of thumb, you can count on using 25% more that the project needs. 

What does 4/4 and 8/4 mean?
Lumber is typically sold in common thicknesses, which are based on the dimensions of the lumber when it is cut. Dimensional lumber is cut in ¼” increments, called quarters, so a 1” thick board is known as 4/4 (pronounced “four quarter”). Then goes 5/4, 6/4, 8/4 and up.

Note: all of our lumber has been kiln dried.

Our Lumber:
We typically carry the following species and thicknesses in stock:
Walnut:
Rough 4/4”
Rough 8/4”

White Oak:
Rough 4/4”
Rough 8/4”

Ash:
Rough 4/4”
Rough 8/4”

Dimensional Lumber Ideas

Mid Century Modern
Walnut Coffee Table
By: @JeffMackDesigns

Walnut Bench By: @JeffMackDesigns

Walnut Credenza
By: @JeffMackDesigns

Walnut Bed Frame
By: @JeffMackDesigns

Walnut Dining Table
By: @JeffMackDesigns

White Oak Ping Pong Table
By: @JeffMackDesigns

Project:
Solid Ash Bed Frame 
By: @Jeffmackdesigns

Material: 8/4 Ash
Finish: Rubio Monocoat Havanna
Size: King Size Bed Frame

This bed frame was custom built for a client back in 2016.

We used dimensional ash to construct the head board and frame of this bed frame. It was designed to be assembled using one allan key (Hex Bolts) for ease of assembly.

The bed frame was finished using Rubio Monocoat Havanna 2C Oil.