What makes a trailer load?
Determining how many board feet of lumber comprise a "trailer load." November 15, 2000
How many bd/ft. makes up a "trailer load?"
Depends on the species and MC. 12,000 to 15,000 would be common; more with lighter weight, planed wood.
Gene Wengert, forum technical advisor
Some species I deal with:
7,500' +/- Green So. Red Oak
10,500' +/- Air Dried So. Red Oak
12,500' +/- Kiln Dried So. Red Oak
8,000' +/- Green Cottonwood
14,000' +/- Air Dried Cottonwood
I disagree if you are talking of syp. Green 9400 bf would be max weight. Finished would be 20 to 23000 bf.
Would you like to add information to this article?
Interested in writing or submitting an article?
Have a question about this article?
Have you reviewed the related Knowledge Base areas below?
KnowledgeBase: Lumber & Plywood: Buying
KnowledgeBase: Primary Processing: Yield Formulas
KnowledgeBase: Knowledge Base
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in
any manner without permission of the Editor.
Review WOODWEB's Copyright Policy.
The editors, writers, and staff at WOODWEB try to promote safe practices.
What is safe for one woodworker under certain conditions may not be safe
for others in different circumstances. Readers should undertake the use
of materials and methods discussed at WOODWEB after considerate evaluation,
and at their own risk.
335 Bedell Road
Montrose, PA 18801
Copyright © 1996-2016 - WOODWEB ® Inc.