# How are timber logs measured?

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## How are timber logs measured?

The board foot is the most common standard used for saw logs and lumber. A board foot contains 144 cubic inches of sawed lumber or the equivalent of a board 1 inch thick, 12 inches wide and 1 foot long. A second unit of measure is the cord.

## What is the formula for calculating wood?

Board footage is calculated by multiplying the nominal thickness in inches (T) by the nominal width in inches (W) by the actual length in feet (L) and dividing by 12. The formula is: T x W x L = Board ft.

## How do you calculate timber CFT?

## How do you measure log size?

Measure the diameter of the log inside the bark (dib) at the small end utilizing the “inches” scale on the top of the “Log Scale” side of the stick (see Figure 6). If the log is obviously not round, measure at the narrowest and widest points and calculate the average diameter.

## What is the unit of measurement for wood?

In the metric system, wood is usually measured in steres and cubic metres: 1 stere = 1 m3 ≈ 0.276 cords.

## How CFT is calculated?

Cubic centimeters: One cubic foot equals 28,316.8 cubic centimeters. Cubic feet of a cylinder: You can find the volume of a cylinder by multiplying the height in feet of an object by its diameter (distance across a circle) in feet.

## What is CFT wood?

CFT stands for Cubic Feet which can be expressed as ft3. Cubic feet is the unit of measurement of volume in terms of imperial unit. This unit is most commonly used in wood industry to determine the pricing of wooden planks. Formula: CFT of Wood = Length in feet x Width in feet x Thickness in feet.

## How do you scale logs?

To estimate the board feet from a log, measure the average diameter of the smaller part of the log in inches. Then, measure the length of the log in feet. Move the scale’s marker over to where these two measurements meet. Where the two measurements intersect is the approximate board foot output.

## How do you calculate box CFT?

**How Does Cubic Feet Calculator Work?**

- length (feet) × width (feet) × height (feet) = cubic feet.
- length (inches) × width (inches) × height (inches) ÷ 1728 = cubic feet.
- length (yards) × width (yards) × height (yards) × 27 = cubic feet.
- length (cm) × width (cm) × height (cm) ÷ 28316.846 = cubic feet.

## What is log volume measurement?

Log volume estimation is a measurement of the amount of merchantable volume and precise estimation of log volume plays an important role in sustainable forest management.

## How do you convert CFT to SFT?

Square feet = cubic feet ÷ depth. So: 5 ÷ 0.25 = 20.

## What is the difference between CFT and SFT?

Square feet and Cubic feet are units of measurement for very different concepts. Square feet are units of area and cubic feet are units of volume.

## How do I convert CFT to units?

**How to Calculate Cubic Feet**

- volume = length × width × height.
- cu ft = cu in ÷ 1,728.
- cu ft = π × radius
^{2}× height. - volume = area × height.

## How do you calculate wood in feet?

Take the total board feet and divide it by the thickness, in inches, of the boards. For example, say you have 1,500 board feet of lumber. If the boards are 3 inches thick, divide 1,500 by 3, which is equal to 500. So, 1,500 board feet is equivalent to 500 square feet.