Quick way to find board feet
Sometimes you may need to know just how many board feet a particular board is or how many you'll need . Not every board is going to be 1" thick by 12" wide. Suppose it's 7 1/2"x 3/4" x 5 feet long.. Quite a problem, huh?
No. It's really easy. Multiply board length in feet, 5 in this case by 7.5, width then divide by 12. This doesn't help with thickness, but for nominal measurements it's close enough since with thickness they just round up or down to the nearest inch. That 3/4" is represented by 1". This makes things confusing especially if the thickness is less than 1/2". You really can't have a board 0" thick. It's nothing at this point.
Someone explain that one, eh? I can't, but anything over a 1/2" is easy peasy.. Actually I can, but I just don't have the words to explain it.. 1/4" x 7.5 x 5 feet.. hmmmm.. lol
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Marty or Marty Farty if you feel mean.