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Product Weights


Lumber & Panel Weights

The two charts below provide pound-per-square foot weights for a variety of rough lumber species and structural panels including plywood, MDF, particle board and melamine.


Lumber Weights
Rough Lumber Species Pounds per Board Foot
Alder (15/16″) 2.15
Ash 3.10
Basswood 2.20
Beech 3.85
Yellow or White Birch 3.70
Aromatic Cedar 2.80
Spanish Cedar 2.75
Cherry 3.30
Cypress 2.80
Douglas Fir 3.00
Hickory or Pecan 4.25
Lyptus 4.40
Mahogany 3.45
Hard Maple 3.80
Pacific Maple 3.00
Soft Maple 3.30
Red Oak 4.00
White Oak 4.10
Eastern White Pine 2.70
Ponderosa Pine 2.67
Southern Yellow Pine 3.27
Poplar 2.90
Sapele 3.85
Walnut 3.50
Panel Weights
Pounds per Square Foot 1/8″ or
2.6mm
1/4″ or
5.2mm
3/8″ or
9mm
1/2″ or
12mm
5/8″ or
15mm
3/4″ or
18mm
1″ or
25mm
1-1/8″ 1-1/4″
Domestic Hardwood VC
and Bending Plywood
0.42 0.85 1.25 1.63 2.00 2.47 3.28 3.70 4.15
Domestic Hardwood MDF and
MDF Core Melamine
1.15 1.75 2.19 2.70 3.13 4.35 4.90 5.45
Medium Density Fiberboard
(Langboard, Holly Hill,
Plum Creek, Uniboard, etc.)
1.10 1.72 2.16 2.66 3.20 4.30 4.85 5.40
Trupan Ultra Light MDF 2.00 2.50
Particle Board 1.15 1.75 2.25 2.82 3.44 4.38 5.00 5.55
Particle Board Core Melamine
and Domestic Hardwood Panels
1.35 1.80 2.32 2.92 3.50 4.85 5.53 6.20
Import Hardwood VC 0.33 0.63 0.94 1.22 1.79 2.16 2.80
Liner Panels with Import VC 0.52 0.82 1.13 1.41 1.98 2.38 3.00
Fir VC Panels 0.41 0.82 1.22 1.79 2.16 2.80
Russian Birch 0.44 1.04 1.32 2.06 2.25 3.02 4.05