There are hundreds of sites that offer conversions from linear foot measurements to board foot measurements and visa versa. In Crate Pro > Inventory > Lumber the calculation has been done for you.
Unlike square footage, the board footage is a measurement of volume. It is used when purchasing multiple boards of lumber in various sizes. By definition, one board foot of lumber is one square foot that is one inch thick.
For lumber you select a Tracking Level by Linear Foot (Linear Meter) or Board Foot. Your preferred Tracking Level is based on what's easiest for you to determine your costs based on one or the other unit of measure.
- If you buy your lumber by the foot or even the piece, it may be easier to set your Tracking Level to Level A and ignore the Board Foot Level B line completely.
- If you buy your lumber by board foot, you would select the Level B as your Tracking Level. Based on the length and width dimension of the lumber, Crate Pro 6 will have the Level A linear foot costs automatically.
Why select one over the other?
> If you select your Tracking Level to be by linear foot (linear meter), all of your reports will display usage in linear feet only. These reports are the Manager's reports and the ISPM15 reports.
> If you select your Tracking Level to be by board foot, your cut lists will display lumber by linear foot, and your Manager's reports & ISPM15 reports will be in board feet.
The following is provided by: Hardwood Store.com If you want to be geek smart... Make sure you note when formulas are using length in feet or in inches.
There are also many sites that have handy calculators that you just enter the information: Such as Amerhart Lumber Footage Calculator. Easy to use. Always enter Nominal dimensions and not Actual.
Once you have the total board footage of your purchase you just take the dollar amount paid and divide the total purchased board footage.