Board Foot Calculator

Total board feet: 0

Total cost: $0

You can quickly figure out how much hardwood lumber you want to buy with this board foot calculator.

Enter the number of pieces, thickness in inches, width in inches, and length in ft.

If you want to calculate the total cost of the board foot, you can also add the price per board foot.

In case you didn’t know, one board foot of lumber is one square foot of one-inch thick lumber.

1 board foot = 144 cubic inches = 1/12 cubic foot

board feet = length (ft) × width (in) × thickness (in) / 12

Board Foot Calculator

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  • Jerold T. Hahn , Mark H. Hansen, Cubic and Board Foot Volume Models for the Central States, Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, Volume 8, Issue 2, June 1991, Pages 47–57,
  • Mesavage, C. (1956). Tables for estimating board-foot volume of timber. US Government Printing Office.

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