Enter the total cost and the total number of board feet into the calculator to determine the cost per board foot.

## Cost Per Board Foot Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per Board Foot.

CPBF = C / BF

• Where CPBF is the cost per board foot (\$/bf)
• C is the cost of the material (\$)
• BF is the number of board feet of material

To calculate the cost per board foot, simply divide the cost of the material by the number of board feet of material.

## What is Cost Per Board Foot ?

Definition:

A cost per board foot is used to describe the price of one board foot of any material, but most often the material is wood.

## How to Calculate Cost Per Board Foot ?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Cost Per Board Foot.

First, determine the total cost of the wood. In this example, the cost of the wood comes out to \$525.00.

Next, determine the number of board feet of material. With the help of the board foot calculator linked above, the number of board feet of material is found to be 5.

Finally, calculate the cost per board foot using the formula above:

CPBF = C / BF

CPBF = \$525.00 / 5

CPBF = \$105.00 /bf