Board Feet


Corporate Member
Need help: What's the trick in getting the "boardfeetcalc" reference out of the resources section of this forum? I'd like to make a copy for reference.



Board of Directors, Development Director
Staff member
Corporate Member
When you search for boardfeetcalc you will see this:

Click on the "go to download" button and it should download for you...


Robert Slone
Senior User
Calculator is your friend - width x depth in inches x length in inches ÷ by 144

All phones have calulators
Thanks for that. Through the years I have forgotten how to do the calculation. Memory loss which comes with age!
I have some pecan and need to figure sq.ft.


Corporate Member
Np- Here this is something I did for some co-workers to help when trying to remember how all this works -

1. BOARD FOOTAGE is calculated by multiplying the nominal thickness in inches
(Th) by the nominal width in inches (W) by the actual length in feet (L) and
dividing by 12. The formula is: Th x W x L ÷12 = Board ft.
Expressions defined:
Where: Th = nominal thickness in inches
W = nominal width in inches
L = length in feet

2. SURFACE MEASURE - is the square feet on the surface of a piece of lumber. Surface measure is calculated without regard to thickness of the piece, i.e. 2 x 12 board, one foot
long equals one square foot. The formula is: W x L ÷12 = Surface Measure

3. LINEAL MEASURE - is the total length in feet of a board, regardless of its thickness or width, i.e. a 2 x 14 one foot long is one lineal foot.

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