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# Difference board feet and lineare ft dimmensionaly

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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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