Hardwood Boards Rough Cut


The rustic appeal of rough hardwood boards is a great choice for your next home improvement or woodworking project. In addition, boards are “rough sawn,” meaning the surface and edges are rugged from being cut by a large saw. Therefore, prior to project use, plane the lumber for a smooth and flat finish.

Shop our stores in Warwick and West Warwick to purchase rough cut hardwood boards. Boards are limited quantity and available only while inventory lasts. As a result, stop by our stores to view our selection of rough sawn boards and other lumber.


Rough Hardwood Boards

  • Red Oak
  • Aspen (Poplar)
  • African Mahogany
  • Mahogany
  • Soft Maple
  • Walnut
  • Sapelle Mahogany

Calculating Board Foot

Boards are available by the piece and the retail is calculated by the board foot. A board foot is 144 cubic inches of wood. To calculate board foot: width (inches) x length (inches) x thickness (inches) / 144 = board feet. Rough hardwood boards come in random widths and lengths.

  • For example, a board that is 6.5″ wide x 120″ long x 5/4 thick will equal 6.77 board feet
  • 6.5″ x 120″ x 1.25″ = 975 / 144 = 6.77

Rough boards are cut into different sizes based on the quality of the tree. For example:

  • 4/4 board = approximately 1″ thick
  • 5/4 board = approximately 1.25″ thick
  • 6/4 board = approximately 1.5″ thick
  • 8/4 board = approximately 2″ thick


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So, don’t pay more to remodel your home. Skip those big box stores, shop local, and as Max T. Value says, “Get it at Builders Surplus for less!”



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