board footage for cord of wood
jfiske at lightlink.com
Mon Dec 22 19:22:57 EST 1997
I have found that a VERY ROUGH rule of thumb for my part of the woods
(Northeastern U.S.) is around 1 cord = 500 board feet (International 1/4").
You'll have to make your own "fudge factor" for Doyle, Scribner, or
whatever ... The only way I have ever used this is to compare the value of
really low value hardwoods for different products. i.e. How does $35 / cord
for firewood compare with $70 / mbf for sawlogs, that sort of thing?
As Mr. Nix very rightly states, there are a whole lot of other factors to
be taken into account here. I'd be REALLY cautious about how you use the
above figure (for sure, don't use it in a timber theft case!). If you need
any sort of precision in your calculations, do it another way. This factor
is only intended for "back of the matchbook" calculations.
James Brewster <MANOSHMILL at PWSHIFT.COM> wrote in article
<01bd0f01$2a220b20$775599d0 at default>...
> Does anybody have any figures for converting a cord of wood to board
> If so do you need to account for how tightly it is stacked?
> Thanks, Jim
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