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## FAQs, Terms and Definitions

Feel free to email any question you might have and I will do my best to have an answer for you. (If I don’t know, I probably know someone who does).

#### How do I calculate Board feet?

The basic calculation for board feet (BF) is:

Thickness x Width  x  Length / 12 = BF

So for example, a 1″ (thickness in inches ) x 12″ (width in inches ) x 1′ (length in feet) / 12 = 1 bft

OR

Thickness in inches  x Width in inches  x  Length in inches / 144 = BF

#### What is a Linear Foot?

A Linear foot is a measure of length. Therefore, 1 foot (12″ long) = 1 Linear Foot. There is no need for width and thickness dimensions when calculating Linear foot. The length of the item (piece of lumber or moulding) is the linear foot.

#### Are Board feet and Linear feet the same thing?

No, they are not.

#### What is Teak wood used for?

Both indoor and outdoor applications. It is used for more than just outdoor furniture, shower mats, and on boats/yachts. It can be used in cabinetry, custom furniture pieces, doors, floors, molding, and really just about anything you can think of.

Yes.

#### Do you have a minimum quantity purchase?

No. I am just as comfortable supplying one piece of lumber as I am supplying 1000BF of lumber.

#### Can you recommend a woodworker?

Yes. I can make recommendations but the final decision is yours.

#### How do I place an order?

You can do this by calling, texting or emailing.

#### What do the fractions mean (4/4, 8/4, etc.)?

This is basically a way of referring to the thickness of lumber by approximating how many quarters make it up.  Therefore, 4/4 refers to  a 1″ thick piece of lumber (4 quarters = 1 whole).

4/4 = 1″

5/4 = 1- 1/4″

6/4 = 1- 1/2″

8/4 = 2″

12/4 = 3″

Board Footage:

## Website Recommendations

Want to find out more about a particular specie of wood check out these websites:

www.wood-database.com

www.woodworkingnetwork.com

www.woodweb.com

## Book Recommendations

WOOD! Identifying and Using Hundreds of Woods Worldwide by Eric Meier

Association Standard Grades of Hardwood Lumber: Classification, Official, Grading and Inspection Rules of the Hardwood Manufacturers’ Association of the United States.

Understanding Wood: A Craftsman Guide to Wood Technology by R. Bruce Hoadley.

## Local Resources

Florida School of Woodwork

1609 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, Florida 33602

+1.813.223.3490

https://schoolofwoodwork.com

Central Florida Woodworkers Guild

Central Wood Products: Let’s Talk Shop Meetings