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# How do you convert board feet into square feet?

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A board foot is a standard unit of measure referring to the volume of lumber in a 1 inch by 1 foot by 1 foot board. Assuming that the wood being measured is cut into 1-inch-thick boards, then 1 board foot converts to 1 square foot.

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A board foot is a measure of volume, and wood may not always be 1 inch thick. For example, a 2-square-foot board that is 2 inches thick equals 4 board feet. To calculate the number of square feet a board will cover based on the board feet, the volume in board feet is divided by the thickness in inches.

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Square feet cannot be converted into feet because the two units measure different attributes of objects. Square feet are units of measurement for area, the space covered by an object, while feet are units of measurement for length and other measurements of the distance between two points.

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To convert board-feet to tons, use the conversion factor of one board-foot to one ton which, is 0.0023172750963701. Multiply this number with any volume in board-feet, and you will get the weight in tons. For example, if you have 10,000 board-feet of lumber, the equivalent weight in tons is 23.17 tons, rounded off to two decimals.

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Since 1 inch equals 2.54 centimeters and 12 inches equals 1 foot, then 1 foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters. Conversely, 1 centimeters is equal to 0.3937 inches. One foot is also equal to 0.333 yards, 0.000189 miles and 0.0003048 kilometers.