sometimes sell lumber by the linear foot which makes it easy to calculate the

cost per piece.

Board Feet

Lumber suppliers sometimes sell their lumber per thousand board feet. A board

foot is one linear foot of lumber - one foot wide - one inch thick. A 1 x 12

piece of pine which is 12 feet long will equal 12 board/feet. In the same way a

2 x 6 piece of pine 12 feet long will equal 12 board/feet.

Square Feet

will need to know how many square feet there is in the foundation in order to

estimate how much vapor barrier to buy and to determine how much the

termite pre-treat will cost.

Cubic Feet

Cubic Yard = Total Cubic Feet / 27 cubic feet