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# Board Foot Calculator

This board foot calculator can quickly be used to estimate the amount of hardwood lumber that you would like to purchase.

#### Board Foot Calculator

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## What is boardfoot?

The square footage does not include the board footage. Instead, it is an indication of volume. It is used to purchase multiple boards of lumber of different sizes.

One board foot of lumber is one square foot that's one inch thick.

## How to calculate board feet in a log.

Choose from the Doyle rule, or the International 1/4 inch rule table.

Measure the diameter at the shorter side of the log (not counting bark) in inches.

Take the length of your log in feet.

Take a look at the places where these values meet.

You can also use the equation ((Diameter-4)/4)^2xLength), where units are the ones that you have measured.

This is an estimation of how many board feet are in a log.

## How do I measure a board foot in feet?

Take a rectangle piece de lumber.

Take its length in feet and round to the nearest decimal.

You can measure the width using inches. You can also measure the width in feet.

The thickness in inches.

Multiply the three numbers together, and divide by 12.

## What is the difference between a board foot and a linear foot?

The primary difference between aboard foot and a lined foot is that is a measure of volume, while is a measurement of length. A board foot, which is commonly used for lumber, is the multiplication of its width in feet, length, and thickness in inches. A linear foot refers to a straight line measuring 12 inches (1 m) in length.

## What is a Board Foot Insulation?

A board foot is an indication of the volume of spray foam insulation that can cover. A board foot is 1 ft 1 in. You can estimate how much spray foam insulation you need by measuring the area. A board foot is also used to measure lumber in the USA or Canada.

## How heavy does a board-foot oak weigh?

A board foot made of oak weighs between 3.08 - 4.67lb (1.42-2.12kg) but averages 3.875lb (1.77kg). This is because Oak density can vary between 37-56 lb/ft3 (0.69 - 0.9103 kg/m3) depending on where and how it was grown.

## What is the number of board feet in 320 square footage?

There are no board feet in 320 sq. feet. Board feet are a measure of volume and square feet are an indication of area. For an area measuring 320 square footage and having a depth of 1 in, there are 320 boards feet.

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Published: Thu Apr 21 2022

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