How to Calculate Lumber?

Answer Calculating lumber really means calculating board feet. A board foot is a measure of lumber volume, not the length of a board. Using board feet calculations is common for buying lumber in bulk, not... Read More »

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How to Calculate Lumber Sizes?

Calculating the size of lumber means you not only measure the lumber, you also compare the measurements to the standard sizes for lumber to determine whether you have nominal lumber or dimensional ... Read More »

Lumber - How do you calculate board feet?

Answer Though "board foot" sounds a measurement of area it is actually a measurement of volume. 1 board foot equals 144 cubic inches of wood. Length x Width x Thickness = Board Feet Therefore a ... Read More »

How do I Calculate Board Feet for Rough Lumber?

A board foot is defined as "the nominal quantity of lumber derived from a piece of rough green lumber 1 inch thick and 1 foot wide by 1 foot long," according to the Canadian Wood Council. To calcul... Read More »

Nominal Lumber Sizes Vs. Dimensional Lumber Sizes?

Lumber for building has two size references: nominal and dimensional. Nominal dimensions refer to lumber before it is cut and dressed to size at the mill. Dimensional lumber is the product that lea... Read More »