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Re: Buying wood

Posted By: handy4u
Sunday, 15 April 2001, at 10:24 a.m.

In Response To: Buying wood (J. Carpick)

Hi, Very few retail lumber yards will sell lumber by the board foot. This methood of purchasing lumber is basicaly for buyers to purchase from the mills. The easiest way to understand board feet is to think of a piece of lumber that is 1 inch thick,12 inches wide,12 inches long. That is one board foot. A piece of lumber that is 2 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches is also one board foot. When you hear of lumber that cost $350.00 per m board feet for 1 x 12 pine say, the cost per foot is 35 cents. To give another example say you have a piece of lumber that is 5/4 inches thick x 12 inches wide by 12 inches. This would be 1 1/4 board feet Handy4u

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