Lumber yards sometimes sell lumber by the linear foot which

makes it easy to calculate the cost per piece.

Board Feet

materials. 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 1x12 piece of pine which is 12

feet long will equal 12 board/feet. In the same way a 2x6 piece of

pine 12 feet long will equal 12 board/feet.

inches) / 12 inches)

Square Feet

width. You 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

dimension is

Items that require you to know how the amount of cubic feet are fill

dirt and concrete. Concrete and fill dirt are both sold by the cubic

yard. There is 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard of fill dirt and concrete.

Cubic Yard

might be needed for the job. There is 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard

of fill dirt and concrete.