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Princeton's WordNet

  1. board foot(noun)

    the volume of a piece of wood 1 foot square and 1 inch thick


  1. board foot(Noun)

    A board one square foot by one inch, about 2.36 liters.


  1. Board foot

    The board-foot is a specialized unit of measure for the volume of lumber in the United States and Canada. It is the volume of a one-foot length of a board one foot wide and one inch thick. Board-foot can be abbreviated FBM, BDFT, or BF. Thousand board-feet can be abbreviated as MFBM, MBFT, or MBF. Similarly, million board-feet can be abbreviated as MMFBM, MMBFT, or MMBF. In Australia and New Zealand the term super foot or superficial foot was used to mean the same. One board-foot equals: ⁕1 ft × 1 ft × 1 in ⁕12 in × 12 in × 1 in ⁕30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x 2.54 cm ⁕144 in³ ⁕1⁄12 ft³ ⁕2360 cm³ ⁕2.360 liters ⁕0.002360 cubic meters or steres ⁕1/1980 Petrograd Standard of board Board foot is the unit of measure for rough lumber or planed/surfaced lumber. An example of planed lumber is softwood 2x4 lumber one would buy at a large lumber retailer. The 2x4 is actually only 1+¹⁄2 in × 3+¹⁄2 in but the dimensions for the lumber when purchased wholesale could still be represented as full 2x4 lumber, although the "standard" can vary between vendors. This means that nominal lumber includes air space around the physical board when calculating board feet in some situations, while the true measurement of "board feet" should be limited to the actual dimensions of the board.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of board foot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of board foot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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