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Forum topic by hunter82 posted 10-26-2009 04:51 PM 3281 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2009 04:51 PM

I was on here a while back and found a very helpful chart that calculated the board feet by cross referencing the length and width in inches. Does anybody know where I can find it.

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#1 posted 10-26-2009 04:54 PM

I don’t know about any chart, but board feet is length (in inches) X width X thickness divided by 144.

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 04:58 PM

Or use this if you are near the computer BFT calculator ..but when I am tallying BFT it is always in the sawmill shed, no computer just a pocket calculator

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#3 posted 10-26-2009 05:07 PM

A calculator works fine

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#4 posted 10-26-2009 06:00 PM

Do you have a Iphone – than you can look at Paratime products and they have
a board feet application, called Boardfeet.



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#5 posted 10-27-2009 03:19 AM

If you are at a computer when you need it then I have found that this site is really good. You can add the number of boards you want and you can also add the cost per board foot as well.

Board Foot Calculator

This site really is helpful when you are trying to work out a bid for a customer or if you are trying to work out how much your project is going to cost you.

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#6 posted 10-27-2009 03:31 AM

use excel much?, cell a1=length b1=width c1=thickness (all in inches) in any other cell use =sum(a1xb1xc1/144)

save the excel and use it anytime you need a quick bf, anytime you enter a new value in the three cells, you get a new total

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#7 posted 10-27-2009 05:42 PM

Heres another.

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#8 posted 10-27-2009 09:33 PM

Here is a printable chart that may be what you are looking for:

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