Finding Board Footage is an equation all woodworkers use and need. When it all is boiled down, board footage is essentially a volume of wood. After doing it over and over, it gets easier, but we made it a tad easier with the above calculator!
Since all lumber at OP Domestic & Exotic Lumber comes in different shapes and sizes we measure it by the board foot (BF). A long time ago the sawmills needed a way to figure the volume of wood so that they could communicate to the customer knew how much they needed while also maximizing the amount that could be milled from a tree.