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Broadly speaking, a linear foot is one dimensional, with the buyer getting a type of wood that is so many feet long. I want 6' of 2x4.

Broadly speaking, a board feet is a three dimensional measure. "A board foot is any dimensional equivalent of 1" x 12" x 12", such as 1" x 6" x 24", or 2" x 6" x 12"."

The link has a good discussion of this. The problem is wood is trimmed and referred to as the gross dimensions. For example, 6' of 2" x 4" is really 6' of 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. This complicates matters because if it close to 1" thick, it is considered 1"

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Paul What is the difference between board foot and linear foot

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### If a house is 1400 square ft. How many linear ft does that convert to?

if the area is 1400 square feet the lineal is 149.6 ft outside edge from a square 37.4 feet on a side, to 2802 ft outside edge from a rectangle 1400 by 1 foot wide. After that the calculation is the number calculated by the formula below multiplied by two plus the length of the ends. The narrower the strip, of course, the longer the linear distance until you have an infinite length line of infinitesimal width and you have created a perfect mathematical construct of two dimensions
The calculation for determining the lineal distance that the internal area can be converted to is:
L=1400/n where n=the width of the strip required in feet
eg in 1foot wide strips n=1 so L=1400, in 6" wide strips N= 0.5 so L=2800.

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### Difference board feet and lineare ft dimmensionaly

Broadly speaking, a linear foot is one dimensional, with the buyer getting a type of wood that is so many feet long. I want 6' of 2x4.

Broadly speaking, a board feet is a three dimensional measure. "A board foot is any dimensional equivalent of 1" x 12" x 12", such as 1" x 6" x 24", or 2" x 6" x 12"."

The link has a good discussion of this. The problem is wood is trimmed and referred to as the gross dimensions. For example, 6' of 2" x 4" is really 6' of 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. This complicates matters because if it close to 1" thick, it is considered 1"

Good luck,

Paul
What is the difference between board foot and linear foot

Jan 01, 2017 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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### How many linear feet is in a piece of carpet that is 5'x7'7

Linear feet (often called Lineal feet) are the same as regular feet. No conversion is necessary. If something is 6 linear feet tall, it is 6 feet tall. FAQ What is linear feet How do convert it to feet FAQ What is linear feet How do convert it to feet

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### How many sq. ft. in a Linear Ft

This is a kind of shorthand way of specifying flooring quantities. You can have X lineal ft of a standard size floorboard, and this will result in a certain area where the area = X times the width of the board as laid.

So we need the laid board width to answer this question.
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Sep 25, 2015 | Building Materials

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### I got a 24in wide by 1/2in thick and 34 in length. How can I get the lenier ft

Linear feet is the total length of the board. Since your board is 34 inches long, almost 3 ft, it would be rounded up to 3 linear foot. (2.83 linear feet tobe exact)
if you wanted board foot, the Board ft is 5.67

Feb 19, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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### 1.500 sq ft to how many linear ft?

Are you trying to convert 1,500 square feet to linear feet for wood flooring? You will need to know the width of the planks you are going to use in order to complete the formula; so multiply square feet times 12 and divide by the width of the wood (in inches) to get lineal feet.
Add 10% to that figure to compensate for waste cut outs and mistakes

Feb 19, 2015 | Vacuums

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### How many inches are in a linear feet

The following should give a good idea what is. HINT: It is 12 linear inches.

Linear feet (often called Lineal feet) are the same as regular feet. No conversion is necessary. If something is 6 linear feet tall, it is 6 feet tall.
It should be noted, that the correct term is Linear, since Lineal refers to a line of ancestry, not to length.
There are times when the term Linear is used, and times when it is not. I'll give some examples of them.
First a definition. Linear means "a straight line" so a straight line from point A to point B is the linear distance.
One example would be... It is 2200 linear miles from Seattle to Washington DC. But if you were to drive from Seattle to Washington DC, you would have to drive 2700 miles. The linear distance is a straight line from point A to point B, and Freeways rarely are straight.
Another good example would be boards, wire fencing, and rolls of cloth, all of which are often sold in linear feet. That just means they are not taking the width into account. If you bought 100 linear feet of lumber, laying them down end to end would stretch for 100 feet, it wouldn't matter how wide the boards were. If you were to multiply the width of the board, or the width of the roll of cloth, times the linear length, you would get the area.
The same applies for linear yards, linear meters, etc

Jan 12, 2015 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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### 800 sq ft equal how maney linear ft

It depends on the width of the individual boards. In 12" width you will need 800 lineal feet.A formula you can use is Width in ft ...such as (width in inches divided by 12) such as 8in divided by 12 = .66666 ..............then , in this example...800 divided by .66666= 1,200.012 if using any width board, just find the decimal equivalent for the width , then divide the total Sq.Ft by this decimal equivalent to obtain your answer in lineal feet needed. Good Luck

Sep 01, 2014 | Crafts & Hobbies

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### How many feet is 350 linear feet?

Linear feet are a measure of length (no different from feet); square feet measure area. You cannot simply convert between measures of different kinds of quantities;the connection between them will be specific to a particular problem.A practical example in which this question can arise is in buying countertops for a kitchen. Some materials are sold by the square foot; others (basically those that are extruded, so they come in standard widths) are sold by the linear foot. In order to compare the two, you need to compute the area and wall length for the countertop you want.You can't convert between the two. All you have to do is to make the appropriate measurements so you can calculate the price of each item.The terms used in the lumber industry are a bit confusing.There are two terms that I think you might be mixing up.A LINEAR FOOT is simply the length of a board. If you want to know the area or volume of the board,you need additional information. For instance, 6 linear feet of 1-by-12 has an area of 6 square feet (12 inches = 1 foot, times 6 feet), and it's 1 inch thick, so the volume is 1/2 cubic foot (6 square feet times 1/12 foot). But 6 linear feet of a 1-by-6 board would have half the area and half the volume.A BOARD FOOT is equivalent to one square foot of a 1-inch-thick board. In other words, it is a square-foot-inch (ft^2-in), or 1/12 cubic foot.Linear feet are used for the pricing of a single size such as two-by-fours. Board feet are used for larger lumber that you are more likely to want to compare directly with different size boards .To sum up, neither a linear foot nor a board foot can be converted directly to square feet. A linear foot is a linear (length) measure, and a board foot is a volume measure. You need to know your particular board to do anything more, such as find the area.an example with an" L" shaped countertop will betwo rectangles are 24 by 80 inches and 24 by 36 inches. Thus the area is: 24 * 80 + 24 * 36 = 24 * (80 + 36) = 24 * 116= 2784 sq. in.To get it in square feet, divide by 144:
2784 / 144 = 19.33 sq. ft.The linear measure of this countertop would be 60 + 80 = 140 inches = 140/12 feet = 11.67 feet

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