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8/4 Poplar 10" wide 60" long (S4S)


Poplar wood has been a common utility hardwood in the United States for generations with good reason. It is soft and lightweight but very strong with a fine, even texture. Poplar is a good choice for beginner woodworkers.

  1. Sizes are exact and not nominal.
  2. Surfaced on four sides (S4S).
  3. Both edges are trimmed straight.
  4. Priced by the piece.
  5. Select and Better (Sel&Btr) grade.

Item Specifications

Thickness (height) Width Length Weight
1.8125 inches 10 inches 60 inches 20.768229166667 lbs.

Surfacing: Planed smooth on two sides. Not sanded.

What is 4/4?

When lumber is cut at a lumber mill, the thickness is traditionally measured in quarters of an inch. For example, 4/4 equates to 1 inch and 8/4 equates to 2 inches thick.

When you order poplar lumber from us, it is surfaced on both sides (S2S), resulting in a loss of about 3/16 of an inch in thickness.

4/4 lumber will come surfaced to 13/16" thick, and 8/4 to 1 & 13/16".

After sanding or shaping, you should be left with about 3/4" workable material.

Looking for thinner material? See Project Ready wood.

What does S4S mean?

S4S means the lumber will be surfaced on four sides—it is planed smooth on the top and bottom face with both edges trimmed straight and to size.

All S4S and S2S lumber is planed but not sanded. It will need sanding before a finish can be applied.

Looking for sanded, ready-to-go wood? See Project Ready wood.

Is the wood clear?

All our Lumber is Select and Better (Sel&Btr) grade unless otherwise specified. Select and Better is the highest grade available.
Most pieces will be 83% to completely clear. Small peices are usually completely clear, while larger pieces might have small defects or a few sound knots.

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