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Forum topic by Andrew Betschman posted 706 days ago 564 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Andrew Betschman

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706 days ago

a board foot of cherry weight approx.

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#1 posted 706 days ago

I don’t use “board feet” so I can’t help on that front.
However, there’s a density chart here (which site also has a moisture content variation table), and another here.
From this one ought to be able to work out the weight of a piece of wood (board foot?) of known volume.
Hope that helps.

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#2 posted 706 days ago

I found one reference indicating that cherry weighs 35 lbs/cubic foot. That would make 1 bf approximately 3 lbs.

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#3 posted 706 days ago

Actually it is closer to 2 lbs due to the fact that wood is sold nominally and a 4/4 board is only 13/16” in actual thickness generally.
Here is the math.
Density black cherry = 33.34 lbs/cu.ft / 12 = 2.78 lbs per actual board foot X .8125 = 2.26lbs/ nominal bf

My density source came from this chart.

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#4 posted 706 days ago

Yeah, I thought of that, but OP didn’t indicate if it was rough or s2s or whatever. It would also vary with moisture content, heart or sap wood content, etc. He, also, didn’t indicate any particular species of cherry, so it might be Brazilian cherry which would be more than 5 pounds /bf. FWIW

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