How To Order From Hardwood Decking Supply

How to Order the Right Amount of Hardwood Supplies for a Deck or Outdoor Project

Are you new to Hardwood Decking Supply? Maybe you’re a homeowner ordering for your contractor. Maybe you’re an intrepid DIY-er, ready to tackle your first hardwood decking project. Or maybe you’re a contractor who’s had enough of the big box stores.

No matter who you are, we make it easy to order exactly what you need, whether or not you order from us! (But in case you didn’t know, we happily cut out the middleman, meaning our prices are way better than you’ll find anywhere else.) Read on to learn the three questions you should ask to accurately estimate your hardwood deck project needs:

1: How much hardwood will I need?  

This is the big question! Once your project is planned out, you need to get an estimate of how much material will be needed. If you’re making a deck, estimate the square footage by multiplying the length by the width. At Hardwood Decking Supply, we sell our lumber in linear feet, so you’ll then need to convert your square footage to this measurement. (Use our handy Deck Calculator below to make this process a breeze!)

2: How much will my hardwood cost? 

Once you know how much material you’ll need in linear feet, it’s easy to compare our products and get a quote. Browse our products to get a feel for the costs and then email us at (or fill out our online form or call us at 866-452-2573). We’ll get back to you and ask you all the right follow-up questions needed to provide you with the most accurate quote possible.  

3: How do I place an order? 

Placing an order for the hardwood you need to build your new deck is easy! Simply email us at, fill out our online form, or call us at 866-452-2573 and let us know the type and length of wood you need. Our specialized pros will reach out for confirmation to get your order started.

Calculator for estimating hardwood decking supply costs by converting square footage to linear feet

Not quite sure how to measure your project to get linear feet? Here are some tips:   

  • Step 1: Calculate the square footage of your area. If your math knowledge is a little fuzzy, that means you need to multiply the length of the area by its width. So if your deck is 10 feet by 10 feet, the area is 100 square feet. 
  • Step 2: Then, note the width of your flooring boards. Let’s say you’re buying our Ipe Decking 1×6. The width of the board, excluding any tongue or edge that won’t be visible, will be 5 1/2 inches. 
  • Step 3: Next, convert the board width to a decimal. In our ipe example of 5 1/2 inches, you just have to convert to 5.5. (If your board was 5 ¾ inches, the decimal would be 5.75. You get the picture.)
  • Step 4: Finally, you’ll use the magic formula of square feet x 12 / board width = linear feet. In our example of a 100 square foot deck using 5 1/2-inch width boards, we would end up with:
    (100 x 12) / 5.5 = 218 linear feet 

Want to make it easier? Use our convenient calculator to the right!


Square Feet Calculator

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