Boardfoot Calculator
Boardfoot Calculator
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Boardfoot Calculator1.5.1

05 May 2005

Boardfeet hardwood lumber calculator.

Overview

Boardfoot Calculator is a program which calculates boardfeet, a unit volume by which hardwood lumber is commonly sold. Its features include:
  • calculate the number of boardfeet in a piece of lumber.
  • calculate the cost of a piece of lumber based on cost per boardfoot and number of boardfeet or lumber dimensions.
  • calculate the total boardfeet and cost of lumber for a project.
  • print list of items required for a project. (registered version)
  • print shopping list for a project. (registered version)
  • can export item list for use by other programs. (registered version)
  • integrated database for defining frquently used wood types and their cost.
  • can determine dimension of lumber required, i.e. what length of 4/4 by 5" stock equals 6.3 board feet.

What's new in Boardfoot Calculator

  • integrated database for defining frquently used wood types and their cost.
  • print shopping list for a project. (registered version)
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    3 Reviews of Boardfoot Calculator

    2.75
    Jimw
    28 January 2004
    Version: 1.2

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    This product is NOT free. Only the crippled trial version is free. To unlock all the features and get full functionality the author wants $15. Given the the formula for board-foot is so simple, the price of this product, and the cost, of AppleWorks, if you already do not have it, my advice is to buy AppleWorks instead and enter the formula into its spreadsheet. Then you have a program in which to calculate your board-feet, list a bill of materials and draw up your design as well as do a whole lot of other things. AppleWorks cost $79 from Apple, a difference of only $65, but you also get a word process, drawing program, painting program, spreadsheet, and database - all the computer tools you need to complete you entire woodworking project and and that you can use for a lot of other things. It is not that this won't work but as a woodworker myself (ShopSmith owner) it just seems like a lot of money to spend to complete a package so that you can print, and export your results, when all the product basically does is the following formula ( in inches): (Length x Width x Thickness)/144 To be fair I should state that I am basing this comment on the authors website description and screen shots. I have not downloaded the product, but I did create a spreadsheet in less than 10 minutes that did the same thing, minus the fraction to decimal conversion. I could do that but it would take a little longer.
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    4.25
    Anonymous
    28 January 2004
    Version: 1.2
    Reply to JimW - While its true you could do the calculation with a spreadsheet or a calculator for that matter, this program offers some convieniences over those in that there is more flexible input format and rounding options than you can quickly whip up in a spreadsheet. As you stated you created a simplified version in 10 minutes to create the same functionality would take longer ... how much is your time worth? I have tried the program and it does what is says.
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    Caslon
    28 January 2004
    Version: 1.2
    A board foot is a board foot whether it's hard, soft or medium wood. If you wanted you could measure peat moss by the board foot ;-0
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    2.75
    Jimw
    28 January 2004
    Version: 1.2
    This product is NOT free. Only the crippled trial version is free. To unlock all the features and get full functionality the author wants $15. Given the the formula for board-foot is so simple, the price of this product, and the cost, of AppleWorks, if you already do not have it, my advice is to buy AppleWorks instead and enter the formula into its spreadsheet. Then you have a program in which to calculate your board-feet, list a bill of materials and draw up your design as well as do a whole lot of other things. AppleWorks cost $79 from Apple, a difference of only $65, but you also get a word process, drawing program, painting program, spreadsheet, and database - all the computer tools you need to complete you entire woodworking project and and that you can use for a lot of other things. It is not that this won't work but as a woodworker myself (ShopSmith owner) it just seems like a lot of money to spend to complete a package so that you can print, and export your results, when all the product basically does is the following formula ( in inches): (Length x Width x Thickness)/144 To be fair I should state that I am basing this comment on the authors website description and screen shots. I have not downloaded the product, but I did create a spreadsheet in less than 10 minutes that did the same thing, minus the fraction to decimal conversion. I could do that but it would take a little longer.
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