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Lineal feet coverted to board feet?

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Converting LF to BF confuses me.

I need 5814 lineal feet of t&g 1×8s. How many board feet would that be?
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Not sure what you're trying to do but a one ft 1×8 would be .6667 bd/ft.

5814 x .6667 is 3876.19 bd/ft.
Multiply length X width X thickness (using inches for all measurements) and divide by 144.

Also, here's a handy, dandy online calculator - https://www.omnicalculator.com/construction/board-foot
Multiply length X width X thickness (using inches for all measurements) and divide by 144.

Also, here s a handy, dandy online calculator - https://www.omnicalculator.com/construction/board-foot

- hotbyte
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A board foot is a measure of volume. For instance, if you have a 1ft by 1ft square of lumber and it is 1 inch thick you have one board foot. If it is 2 inches thick, you would have 2 board feet.

Why do you need to convert it, it doesn't really make sense for something like T and G?
This is for a floor? Most flooring isn't it sold by the square foot
This is for a floor? Most flooring isn t it sold by the square foot

- corelz125
Or by exact dimensions. Usually any construction type wood is measured rough, then milled (1×8 is really 7-1/2" x 3/4")
A board foot is a measure of volume. For instance, if you have a 1ft by 1ft square of lumber and it is 1 inch thick you have one board foot. If it is 2 inches thick, you would have 2 board feet.

Why do you need to convert it, it doesn t really make sense for something like T and G?

- squazo
I calculated my needs in LF but the lumber yard deals in BF.

Thanks to everyone for the replies!
This is for a floor? Most flooring isn t it sold by the square foot

- corelz125
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