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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 SpeciesPounds per Board Foot
Alder (15/16″)2.15
Ash3.10
Basswood2.20
Beech3.85
Yellow or White Birch3.70
Aromatic Cedar2.80
Spanish Cedar2.75
Cherry3.30
Cypress2.80
Douglas Fir3.00
Hickory or Pecan4.25
Lyptus4.40
Mahogany3.45
Hard Maple3.80
Pacific Maple3.00
Soft Maple3.30
Red Oak4.00
White Oak4.10
Eastern White Pine2.70
Ponderosa Pine2.67
Southern Yellow Pine3.27
Poplar2.90
Sapele3.85
Walnut3.50
Panel Weights
Pounds per Square Foot1/8″ 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
0.420.851.251.632.002.473.283.704.15
Domestic Hardwood MDF and
MDF Core Melamine
1.151.752.192.703.134.354.905.45
Medium Density Fiberboard
(Langboard, Holly Hill,
Plum Creek, Uniboard, etc.)
1.101.722.162.663.204.304.855.40
Trupan Ultra Light MDF2.002.50
Particle Board1.151.752.252.823.444.385.005.55
Particle Board Core Melamine
and Domestic Hardwood Panels
1.351.802.322.923.504.855.536.20
Import Hardwood VC0.330.630.941.221.792.162.80
Liner Panels with Import VC0.520.821.131.411.982.383.00
Fir VC Panels0.410.821.221.792.162.80
Russian Birch0.441.041.322.062.253.024.05