Definitions for **"BOARD FOOT"**

A volume measure of lumber, being I ft wide, I ft long, and I in thick (12 in x 12 in x I in = 144 cu in).

Unit of measurement represented by a board 1' long, 1' wide, and 1" thick. Abbreviation ft. b.m., bd. ft., or fmb. In finished or surfaced lumber, the board-foot measure is based on the nominal size. In practice, the working unit is 1000 board feet. Abbreviation M bd. ft., M.B.M., or M.B.F.

A measure of lumber volume in a tree (or elsewhere). A volume of unfinished solid wood that is one foot square and one inch thick (e.g., 12" x 12" x 1"; 144 cubic inches). (MBF = Thousand Board Feet.)

In carpentry, the equivalent of a board 1 foot square and 1 inch thick.

an unenthusiastic appendage or...a method by which lumber companies measure lumber without specifying thickness and width. One board foot is a piece of lumber 1" thick x 12" wide x 1' long. Wholesalers will sell to the retailers by the board foot, but not generally to the end user.

Unit of measurement in the foam industry, equal to a square foot of material one inch in thickness. Measured length x width x height / 144

A unit of wood equaling 144 cubic inches. The term is commonly used to measure and express the amount of wood in trees, sawlogs, veneer logs, or lumber. Board feet in a piece of wood is determined by [length in feet x width in inches x thickness in inches] divided by 12.

A system of measurement. The standard board foot is I in. thick by 12 in. wide by 12 in. long, but any combination of dimensions yielding an equivalent amount of wood counts. Board feet are rounded to the nearest foot and are based on the thickness of the wood before surfacing. Lumber less than I in. thick is counted as I in.

A measure for lumber, equal to a 1-inch thick board that is 1 foot long and 1 foot wide in nominal dimensions (a 2x4, for example, is less than 2 inches thick and 4 inches wide, but a 1-foot long 2x4 is still counted as 2/3 of a board foot); typically reported in thousands of board feet (mbf). Also used to estimate the volume of lumber that can be produced from logs and standing trees.

A unit of lumber measurement equal to the volume of a piece of wood one foot square by one inch thick (144 cubic inches.)

Cubic measurement of lumber equaling 144 cubic inches: a board one-foot long, one-foot wide and one inch thick. To calculate board feet, the thickness in inches is multiplied by the width in inches, dividing the total by 12 inches and then multiplying that by the length in feet.

The standard measure for framing lumber. Any piece of lumber that has the same total volume of wood as a board 1" thick, 12" wide, 2" X 6" X 12" is also `1 board foot,` for example.

A measurement term for lumber or timber. It is the amount of wood contained in an unfinished board 1 inch thick, 12 inches long, and 12 inches wide. Roughly, about four million board feet (5 mmbf) can be extracted out of about 100 acres of old-growth forests in the Umpqua Basin. (see mmbf.)

Unit of measurement represented by a 1â€™ by 12â€™ by 12â€™ board for lumber and saw logs. The number of board feet in a log is estimated using one of three log scales: Scribner, Doyle, or International Rule. The actual yield of a log after sawn into lumber is often greater than the estimated yield. Both logs and lumber are sold by the thousand board feet (MBF).

Terms Commonly used in Management Plans] [ Forest Stewardship] A unit of wood equaling 144 cubic inches. A 1" x 12" shelving board that is 1 foot long = 1 board foot.

A volume of lumber that measures 1" x 12" x 12". The number of board feet in a log is estimated using one of three log scales: Scribner, Doyle, or International Rule. The standard used in Massachusetts is the International Rule. The actual yield of a log after sawn into lumber is often greater than the estimated yield. Both logs and lumber are sold by the thousand board feet or MBF.

the volume of a piece of wood 1 foot square and 1 inch thick

a board that is one foot by one foot by one inch

a common unit used in the measurement of wood

an inch-thick, foot-square piece of lumber

a nominal measure as it does not include shrinkage due to drying and size reduction during planing

a square foot of lumber one inch or less in thickness

a unit of measure that includes the thickness, width, and length

link Measurement of lumber equal to one square foot an inch thick or 144 cubic inches. Multiply width in inches X length in inches X thickness in inches, divide by 144 for total board feet.

Timber sales are often transacted in board feet with "mbf " (one thousand board feet) and "mmbf (one million board feet). A boardfoot is one foot by one foot by one inch.

A unit of wood measuring 12 inches wide by 12 inches long and 1-inch thick (144 cubic inches). Often expressed in Thousands of Board Feet (MBF).

Unit of measurement for lumber; 1 board foot equals a 1" thick board, 1' in width and 1' in length.

a standard unit of measure for lumber, (1"x1'x1') before surfacing or finishing

the unit of measurement used when selling wood - 12"x12"x1" ( L x W x H)

The basic unit of measurement for lumber. One board foot is equal to a 1-inch board, 12 inches in width and 1 foot in length. Thus, a 10-foot long, 12-inch wide and 1-inch thick piece would contain 10 board feet. When calculating board feet, nominal sizes are assumed.

A unit for measuring wood volumes equaling 144 cubic inches, commonly used to measure and express the amount of wood in a tree, sawlog or individual piece of lumber. For example, a piece of wood measuring 1-foot x 1-foot x 1-inch or a piece measuring 1-foot x 2-inches x 6-inches each contain 1 board foot of wood.

A measurement of lumber that is equal to 1 inch thick, 1 foot long, and 1 foot wide.

The volume of a piece of wood measuring 12 inches square and in inch thick. A piece of lumber 1/2" thick and 6 inches wide and 24 inches long is equal to one board foot.

The standard unit of measure for wood is the board foot. A board foot is a square of wood 12 inches on a side and 1 inch thick OR THE EQUIVALENT VOLUME. A board foot is 144 cubic inches. So a board 1 inch thick, 4 inches wide and 36 inches long also contains one board foot of timber. Domestic woods currently (2004) are priced in the $3.00 to $8.00 range per board foot. Foreign species, or 'exotics' as they are called, range up to $150.00 per board foot for some snakewood boards.

A piece of lumber 1 inch thick,12 inches wide and 1 foot long, or its cubic equivalent.

A measure of wood equal to the volume of a board 12x12x1 inches (144 cubic inches).

The amount of timber equivalent to a piece of wood 12 inches square and 1 inch thick.

A unit of measurement of dimensional lumber 1inch thick x 12 inches wide x 12 inches long. Wholesale lumber is usually sold in thousands of board feet.

a unit of wood 1 inch thick, 12 inches long, and 12 inches wide. One board foot contains 144 cubic inches of wood.

A piece of wood of any shape that contains 144 cubic inches of wood (12 inches x 12 inches x 1 inch; 6 inches x 6 inches x 4 inches; etc.).

Unit of measurement in the flexible polyurethane foam industry equal to a square foot of material one inch in thickness.

A unit of foam measurement equal to a square foot of material one inch in thickness.

The basic unit of measurement for lumber. One board foot is equal to a one–inch board, twelve inches in width and one foot in length. Thus, a ten foot long, twelve inch wide, and one inch thick piece would contain ten board feet. When calculating board feet, nominal sizes are assumed.

A unit of measurement of lumber represented by a board 1 foot long, 12 inches wide, and 1 inch thick or its cubic equivalent. In areas where metric measure has been implemented, the cubic metre may be used to measure timber harvest, but "board foot" remains the unit of measure for lumber production and sale.

A measurement of wood by volume; each board foot is equivalent to one-foot square and one-inch thick, or 144 cubic inches.

A unit of measure defined as a piece of lumber equal to 12" square that is 1" thick.

The standard unit of measure for trees and logs of appropriate size and species to be sawn into lumber, and of the lumber or other products cut from them. A board foot is I foot square by 1 inch thick. Tables based on various log rules are used to convert tree and log lengths and diameters into board-foot volumes. Also see “Cord,” “Log rule,” and “MBE

A unit of measure of wood 1" thick, and 1 foot on each side. Equals 1/12 cubic foot of wood. In practice, a board foot seldom contains 1/12th of a cubic foot due to loss from surfacing such as planing and sanding. For example, a 8 foot 2 x 4 would be said to have 5 and 1/3 board feet, but would actually be more like 4.08 board feet after losses from surfacing.

A piece of wood one inch thick, twelve inches long and twelve inches wide, or its equivalent (144 cubic inches). When stock is less than one inch thick it is usually calculated as if it were a full one-inch thick.

a unit for measuring wood volume in a tree, log, or board. A board foot is commonly 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 inch, but any shape containing 144 cubic inches of wood equals one board foot.

Measurement of lumber that is the equivalent of 144 cubic inches.

A unit of measurement for lumber: one foot wide, one foot long, one inch thick (144 cubic inches). Back to the Top

A measurement unit of lumber equal to 12” x 12” x 1” before the lumber is planed or dried. In volume measurements, there are three common rules that calculate the amount of board feet in a tree or log; Doyle, International 1/4”, and Scribner. The International 1/4” rule is the closest rule to what is actually produced, because it takes log taper into account. Doyle guarantees over-run on smaller logs, meaning small logs will have more actually produced wood in them then the scaled amount. Scribner will generally produce over-run on 16' logs larger than 28” diameter on the small end and under-run on smaller logs.

A unit of measure equal to a board that is 1 inch thick, 12 inches long and 12 inches wide, or 144 cubic inches.

A form of wood measurement, where one board foot equals the volume of a board 1 inch thick, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches long, or 144 square inches.

A unit of measure for lumber equal to 1 inch thick by 12 inches wide by 12 inches long. Examples: 1â€ x 12â€ x 12â€ = 1 board foot 1â€ x 12â€ x 12â€™ = 12 board feet 2â€ x 12â€ x 12â€™ = 24 board feet

Related tip and Formula A form of wood measurement, where one board foot equals the volume of a board 1 inch thick, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches long.

A unit of lumber volume, a rectangular solid nominally 12" x 12" x 1". The equivalent of a board 1-foot square and 1 inch thick.

Lumber or timber measurement term. The amount of wood contained in an unfinished board 1 inch thick, 12 inches long, and 12 inches wide. ( FEMAT, IX-4)

A unit of measurement of lumber represented by a board 1 foot long, by 12 inches wide, and 1 inch thick or it's cubic equivalent. In practice, the board foot calculation for lumber 1 inch or more in thickness is based on it's nominal thickness & width and the actual length. Lumber with a nominal thickness of less than 1 inch is calculated as 1 inch.

A unit of measurement for lumber and sawlogs represented by a board 12 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 1 inch thick or the cubic equivalent. In the wood products industry, the working unit is “1,000 board feet,” abbreviated mbf.

The standard unit of measure for hardwood lumber. Because hardwoods often sell in random widths and lengths, a board foot measures thickness, width, and length to determine the total volume of wood in the board. One board foot is a piece 1x12x12". Use the following formula to calculate the board foot measurement of any piece of lumber.

The basic unit of measurement for lumber. One board foot is equal to a 1" thick board, 12" in width and 1' in length. Therefore, a 10' long, 12" wide, and 1" thick piece contains 10 board feet. Nominal sizes are assumed when calculating board feet.

A piece of lumber that measures 1 ft. wide, 1 ft. long and 1 inch thick; also equivalent to 144 cubic inches.

A unit of measure for lumber equal to 1 inch thick by 12 inches wide by 12 inches long. Examples: 1" x 12" x 16' = 16 board feet, 2" x 12" x 16' = 32 board feet

The board-foot is a specialized unit of volume for measuring lumber in the United States and Canada. It is the volume of a one foot length of a board one foot wide and one inch of nominal thickness.