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12-07-2015 12:35 PM

( a bit of a crosspost from the Canadian WW Forum )

Hey all!

I made a simple boardfeet calculator app that I thought some of you might find useful.

You can have a look here: Boardfeet.

It’s pretty simple — just put in a board width in inches, a length in feet, a thickness and the price. The bottom, reverse part is what I like the best. Places like Home Depot charge by the board, not the boardfoot for their g4s stock, so I always and wonder what how it works out cost-wise. Now you’ll be able to easily tell! Just put in the dimensions and the cost of the board and it will give you the cost per boardfoot at the bottom.

It (should) look great on your phones, so feel free to bookmark it and bring it up next time your at the lumber store.

Hope someone finds this as useful as I do! Happy to take any feedback to make this better as well.

Happy shopping!


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#1 posted 12-07-2015 12:53 PM

Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 01:17 PM

Saltcod, it is a handy little tool. It would be nice to include a metric option for woodworkers in the enlightened countries of the world. :)

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#3 posted 12-07-2015 01:17 PM

hahaha not a bad idea actually!

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#4 posted 12-07-2015 01:23 PM

Nice, I also like the reverse calculator.

Aside, I find it interesting you chose to create it as a React app :) Nice work.

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#5 posted 12-07-2015 01:27 PM

Thanks Matt!

It was actually a learn-React exercise more than anything else. I’ve wanted to have this calculator for a while, and using React for it was perfect timing!

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#6 posted 12-07-2015 01:30 PM

I hear you, I’m in the process of learning React/Redux and moving my workflow to Webpack. This is a completely separate conversation though and not at all related to the topic at hand :)

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#7 posted 12-07-2015 03:38 PM

That’s pretty cool,
It would be nicer if it showed the number of bd ft so that you could use it when selecting lumber to calculate the total bd ft your picking out.
I also didn’t see any way to calculate 5/4 or 6/4 material?

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#8 posted 12-07-2015 03:46 PM


That s pretty cool,
It would be nicer if it showed the number of bd ft so that you could use it when selecting lumber to calculate the total bd ft your picking out.
I also didn t see any way to calculate 5/4 or 6/4 material?

- Woodust

Simple. For 5/4 type in 1.25 as thickness, and for 6/4 type in 1.5 as thickness.

I do agree about the second part though, would be nice to say, this costs XX amount and is XX board feet. Yes, it is simple enough to calculate, but if you are already building a calculator, which is using that number in its calculation, why not display it?

Overall, very good work. I like it!

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#9 posted 12-07-2015 03:49 PM


That s pretty cool,
It would be nicer if it showed the number of bd ft so that you could use it when selecting lumber to calculate the total bd ft your picking out.
I also didn t see any way to calculate 5/4 or 6/4 material?

- Woodust

Simple. For 5/4 type in 1.25 as thickness, and for 6/4 type in 1.5 as thickness.

I do agree about the second part though, would be nice to say, this costs XX amount and is XX board feet. Yes, it is simple enough to calculate, but if you are already building a calculator, which is using that number in its calculation, why not display it?

Overall, very good work. I like it!

- ste6168

Cool, thanks,
I thought you had to use a number from the pull down,
I didn’t see that you could type it in, my bad.

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#10 posted 12-07-2015 06:17 PM

good feedback guys thanks!

I’ve switched the number type back so you can now type in 1.5, 1.25 or whatever decimal numbers you wish.

Thanks!

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#11 posted 12-07-2015 06:18 PM

good feedback guys thanks!

I’ve switched the number type back so you can now type in 1.5, 1.25 or whatever decimal numbers you wish.

Thanks!

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#12 posted 12-07-2015 07:19 PM

I think across the pond they use cubic meters or something like that.

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