Square Foot to Board Foot Calculation

Old 05-28-13, 06:11 PM
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I would to construct a table 2' wide x 2' long x 16" h. The Lumber I want to use is 4/4 x6 inch x (8' or 10' long). Please show the calculation. How many 4/4x6 inch (8'x10' long ) would it take to construct the top 2'x2'? Thank you John
Old 05-28-13, 06:24 PM
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I guess I'm just not understanding here. 4/4? What exactly do you mean? I understand 5/4 which means actual 1" boards after processing....but I've never heard of 4/4.

If the boards are 6" wide...the you will need 4 widths to do 2' wide (depending on the method of joinery and if they need to be planed to flatten/straighten the sides). If the boards need to be exactly 2' long...then get the 10' as you will loose some due to the kerf of the saw.

Height? Who knows... How do you plan to construct the base?
Old 05-28-13, 06:32 PM
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Must be a trick question

The wood you are using is 1" thick by 6" wide by 8' or 10' length.

So to make a 2'x2' table you would need 4 pieces of 1"x6"x 24" long.
One 10' board. An 8' board would be short the saw blade thickness.

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Something like this ?

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Old 05-28-13, 06:33 PM
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Forget the thickness and the height in this case not needed.
Unless you get rough cut lumber or have them custom cut the boards are going to be 5-1/2" wide not 6".
10' divided by two is 5, so you can get 5 pieces out of one board.
5 X 5.5 is 27.5"
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I think you need to get out your tape measure to see what you actually have and then divide into your desired dimensions.

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