In this Excel lesson you will teach yourself how to prepare Board Footage Calculator.
Board footage is a volume of hardwoodlumber (to buy).
1 board foot equals one square foot of wood which is one inch thick. Here is the relation:
1 board foot = 144 cubic inches = 1/12 cubic foot
To prepare such lumber calculations you need to prepare data first. You will need:
- board length [feet]
- width [ft or inches]
- thickness [in]
In case you prefer metric units you may need cm to inches converter.
To calculate wood board footage you just need to multiply length * width * thickness.
Board foot formula = length * width * thickness
To adjust units you need to use this formulas:
board foot = length(ft) * width(in) * thickness(in) / 144
board foot = length(ft) * width(ft) * thickness(in) / 12
Now you know how to calculate board feet.
Here's the place when you can download Lumber Calculator I described above.