FAQs, Terms and Definitions
How do I calculate Board feet?
The basic calculation for board feet (BFT) is:
Thickness x Width x Length / 12 = BFT
So for example, a 1″ (thickness in inches ) x 12″ (width in inches ) x 1′ (length in feet) / 12 = 1 bft
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.
Do you ship out of state?
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 Foot Calculator
Want to find out more about a particular specie of wood check out these websites:
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.
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