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The board-foot is a unit of volume equal to 2.359737216 × 10-3 cubic meters (1 board-foot = 2.359737216 × 10-3 m3), the derived unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI).
The board-foot (fbm) is also equal to 2,359.737216 cubic centimeters (cm3), or 2.359737216 cubic decimeters (dm3), or 2.359737216 × 10-6 cubic decameters (dam3) or 2.359737216 × 10-12 cubic kilometers (km3), which are units of volume in the SI.
The board-foot formulas:
1 board-foot = 1 foot × 1 foot × 1 inch = 1 square foot × 1 inch
1 board-foot = 12 inches × 12 inches × 1 inch = 144 square inches × 1 inch
A volume of 1.0 board-foot (fbm) is equivalent to the volume of a board that has a surface area of 1.0 square foot (that is, 1.0 foot long and 1.0 foot wide) and a thickness of 1.0 inch. The square foot (sq ft) is a unit of area in the US customary / Imperial systems of units. The inch (in) is a unit of length in the US customary / Imperial systems of units.
The board-foot is used in the United States and Canada as a unit of volume for lumber.
Also called: board foot (plural: board feet), super foot or superficial foot (in Australia and New Zealand)