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Board Feet Sizing

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Committed to excellence in the sustainable management of our forest, and the manufacturing of our lumber and forest products providing a consistently superior product while serving the needs of our forest, employees, wood products customers, tribal community, and future generations.

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Board Feet of Lumber

A common measurement in ordering wood is board feet. It is the common standard by which all US wood wholesalers, brokers, and suppliers define their wood sizes. 

MTE will typically use board feet when sending out bulk lumber deliveries to its clients, so they can receive an accurate prediction of lumber received.


How to Calculate Board Feet?Board Feet of Lumber available from MTE

In order to figure out how many board feet you are looking to order you first need to understand how to measure how many board feet are in 1 piece of wood. 

Board Feet Formula:

(L x W x T)/12 = Board Feet

L: Length in feet

W: Nominal Width in inches

T: Nominal Thickness in inches


It is important to note the difference between nominal and actual measurements. Nominal dimensions are the dimensions by which wood is originally cut (for example, 2 x 4).  However, after cuts of wood go through the process of being sanded and planed, the actual size is smaller than that (a 2 x 4 x 10 is actually 1.5” x 3.5” x 10’). Board Feet are calculated using nominal measurements.


Contact MTE to place your order of lumber by the board feet today!
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