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Still trying to get my head around cubic footage and visualising what a typical cu.ft of say maple would actually look like.

So a board that is 6' x 1' x 2"" is 1 cubic foot?
 

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Cheers mucka
 

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hope this helps, from ginifab.com:


Cubic feet formula for different units
  1. length(feet) × width(feet) × height(feet) = cubic feet(cf³)
  2. length(inches) × width(inches) × height(inches) ÷ 1728 = cubic feet(cf³)
  3. length(yards) × width(yards) × height(yards) × 27 = cubic feet(cf³)
  4. length(cm) × width(cm) × height(cm) ÷ 28316.846592 = cubic feet(cf³)
 

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While you're at it
length in fathoms X width in fathoms X thickness in fathoms ÷ 216 = cubic feet
or perhaps we should work in cubits :)
 

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In terms of visualisation, it’s also about 8 reams (500 sheets) of printer paper if you wanted something more cube shaped!
 

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Visualising a cubic foot, which is what you asked. Imagine a 12 foot long board which is 12 inches wide and 1 inch thick, if you were to cut it into 12 and stack them up that would be a cubic foot. Ian
 

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Arnold lavers tally timber in Imperial but charge in Metric..

More important is working out how much wastage you will have.
 

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Arnold lavers surely do
It’s sobering when you see on the invoice a price of £4300 per cubic metre
Ian
 

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As said earlier wastage factors are probably the biggest issue to consider. This will depend on a number of factors including
Species type. Is the sap wood includes and is it usable Some species such as yew contain lots of defects which you may be able to include or otherwise
2 square edge boards often cost a bit more but you will get a bigger yield than from waney edge boards
Your cutting list and board dimensions. If you need board say 4 inches wide X 48 inches long and you can only but 7 foot boards 7 inches wide you are going to have a lot of wastage (but good to use for other projects etc) conversely 9 foot boards 9 inches wide and and you will get 4 pieces out of a board with minimal overage.
 
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