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Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake posted 08-06-2009 06:17 AM 2045 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Craftsman on the lake

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08-06-2009 06:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: board feet linear feet dimensions lumber dimension tool conversion

Nothing earth shattering here. Just a link to a handy little pdf sheet to determine Board Feet from linear feet to print for your shop or to take with you on your next venture to wood heaven.

This is the link to the pdf from highland woodworking

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 08-06-2009 06:31 AM

Thanks Dan

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 08-06-2009 12:42 PM

no problem Jim. When I go to the lumber yard it helps me to know when I’ve gone over board… get it ‘over board’ ?

Ah well, I try.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 04:59 PM

Thank you! Nice chart, Hope I remember to take it with me when I go shopping. ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 08-06-2009 05:06 PM

lol….. (for the comment)

nice PDF… I usually will calculate the BD in the rough – get it … in the rough… ? lol

but this document is a nice reference to have. thanks for sharing. a good thing to have.

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 08-07-2009 01:48 AM

Nice. I needed that myself.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 08-07-2009 01:52 AM

Here is another handy dandy tool I use for estimating the Bd Ft I need

http://www.woodvendors.com/board_foot_calculator.asp

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#7 posted 08-07-2009 01:59 AM

I do it in my head. The calculator is always present.

Of course I usually buy my wood stacked 4’ wide by 8 to 10’ long and a certain number of rows of lumber.

4’ X 10’ = 40 bd ft. X number of layers. and then subtract a certain amount for space between the boards.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#8 posted 08-07-2009 04:22 PM

Thanks for posting this Daniel. This will eliminate the calculator. :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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