Hardwood Lumber Board Footage Calculator

Calculator Instructions

Thickness:            
Length:   Feet:   Inches:
Width: Inches: Fractions:
No. of pieces this size:            


Instructions: Hardwood Lumber Board Footage Calculator

Thickness:
Enter the nominal thickness of the lumber. Nominal thickness of hardwood lumber is traditionally the minimum thickness when green or air-dried. For pieces under 1-inch thick (such as 3/4) use a nominal thickness of 1-inch.

Length:
Enter lumber length reducing if necessary to the nearest foot. Any inches entered (in length) will not be considered during the calculation. This is accepted practice when calculating hardwood lumber board footage.

Width:
Enter the actual width -including fractions of inches.

No. of pieces this size:
Enter whole number values (no decimals or fractions)

A detailed discussion of Board Footage
What is a Board Foot, by Gene Wengert
can be viewed at WOODWEB's Knowledge Base by clicking on the link above. WOODWEB strongly recommends reading this article if you are unfamiliar with the process of calculating hardwood lumber board footage.

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