A board foot calculator is a tool used to estimate the total volume of lumber in a board or a stack of boards. A board foot is a unit of measurement for lumber that measures the volume of a board that is 1 inch thick, 12 inches wide, and 1 foot long.
To calculate the board footage of a piece of lumber, you need to know the length, width, and thickness of the board, and then multiply those dimensions together and divide by 144 (the number of square inches in a board foot). For example, a board that is 2 inches thick, 6 inches wide, and 8 feet long would have a board footage of:
(2 inches x 6 inches x 96 inches) / 144 = 8 board feet
A board foot calculator can simplify this calculation by allowing you to enter the dimensions of the board and automatically calculating the board footage. Some board foot calculators may also allow you to enter the number of boards in a stack and calculate the total board footage for the entire stack.
Board foot calculators are commonly used in the lumber industry and by DIY homeowners who are working on woodworking or carpentry projects and need to estimate the amount of lumber they need to purchase.
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