Linear Foot: LF

Close-up Photo of Red Norway Pine Wood Grain
Most of our pricing tables show prices in BF (board foot). Red Norway Pine is an example of a wood product sold by LF (linear foot).

What is LF in Wood?

Some types of wood are sold at a specific width and “per linear foot” of length. Lineal foot is also frequently used.

This is in contrast to “per board foot,” which is a volume measure, and can be used to tally lumber of random widths.

Buying by Linear Foot

If a 1 in. X 4 in. X 10 ft. board is priced by the linear foot, multiply the price by 10 (because the board measures 10 feet long) in order to determine the price.

See Board Foot.