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?
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: Width in inches
T: Thickness in inches
In other words, 1 board foot is roughly equal to 1/12 cubic foot. This formula is commonly used to measure how many board feet are in a lumber pile. For size comparison, a 2 x 4 x 10 is roughly 5 board feet (Please note a 2 x 4 x 10 is actually 1.5” x 3.5” x 10’).