Frequently Asked Questions
Questions & Answers
What is the difference between a linear foot and board foot?
A linear foot is a measure of length 12 inches long and a board foot is a number calculated by determining the volume of a board that is 12 inches wide and 1 inch thick.
In other words, a 1" x 6" board that measures 24" long is exactly one board foot. (width" x thickness" x length' / 12)
How do I figure out a board foot?
To convert linear feet to board feet: Thickness” x Width” x Length' ÷ 12 To convert board feet to linear feet: 12 ÷ Thickness” x Width” x Board Foot