Off size lumber can be either sizes we’re accustomed to hearing but not seeing…….a 2″ x 4″ that actually measures 2″ x 4″, or it can be hand hewn or milled sizes that you don’t normally find; 15′ 3″ x 5″s for example or 1″ boards 30″ wide or more!
hand hewn, over 2″ thick…more like 3 – 31/2!
We have a several hundred square feet of ‘threshing’ board left….up to 3″ thick, 8-20″ wide and in various lengths from 5′-20′.
There seems to be some confusion around the various wood ‘measurements’…I shall attempt to clarify (with board feet it is easier to use inches);
Linear/Lineal foot (length) This one is pretty straight forward!
Square foot (area) length x width divided by 12 if using inches
Board foot (volume) length x width x thickness divided by 144
If a board is 12″ wide and 2″ thick every linear foot equals 2 board feet
Similarly if a board is 9″ wide and 2″ thick it equals 1 1/2 board foot
Or 12″ wide but only 1 1/2 thick , also 1 1/2 board feet
Last one…. 9″ wide and 1 3/4 thick equals 1.31 board feet
Here’s a couple of before and after shots (they’re boards from the same batch…not the same boards……didn’t think to get a picture before they were cleaned)
Cleaned with just a garden hose and a cloth! Thanks to Ryan for the after pics.
Check out what Camstruction has been doing with some of our threshing boards from the Links page
Then there’s the same material in 1″ planks up to 23″ wide
And this is a narrower piece planed
Here’s a piece of 2″ fir, planed on one side
We’ve also got some pretty wild live edge material ideal for shelving
We have about 100 – 15′ lengths of pine…. 3″ x “5……actual measurement along with almost a couple of hundred unmilled roof trusses 12′ – 14′ long (see picture below)