Frequently Asked Questions

...and some extra stuff.

Here are the answers to a few of the questions we get asked on a daily basis.

Rough lumber has a rough surface texture, usually still showing saw marks which would later be removed by the planer.

"Dressed" or "surfaced" lumber has been put through a planing machine to give smoothness and uniformity of size.

A dressed piece of lumber is still referred by it's original rough size. For example, a 3/4" x 3 1/2" board started off with a rough size of 1x4", and that is the name that remains with it.

A lineal foot is 12” of length regardless of width and or thickness.

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”.

To convert lineal feet to board feet, use this formula:

Thickness (in inches) x Width (in inches) x Length (in inches) divided by 144

Example:

One board at 1” x 6” x 120" = 5 board feet

One board at 1” x 6” x 120" = 5 board feet

eg: 1” x 6” x 120" / 144 = 5 BF

To determine how many linear feet of material you need, multiply your square footage by 12 and then divide it by the width of the material you are using.

Unfortunately, we cannot perform any work on material that was not purchased at our store.

We do not do home installations, however we have great relationships with many of the local contractors and we'd be glad to put you in contact with one of them if you need work done.

**TIPS:**

__To determine square footage__ - Measure length time width.

__To calculate a waste allowance__ - Multiply the linear foot result by 5% (for waste)and add the product to the linear footage.