Enter the price per board foot ($/bf) and the total number of board feet purchased into the Lumber Price Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Lumber Price. 

Lumber Price Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Lumber Price. 

LP = PPB * #BF

  • Where LP is the Lumber Price ($)
  • PPB is the price per board foot ($/bf) 
  • #BF is the total number of board feet purchased 

How to Calculate Lumber Price?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Lumber Price.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the price per board foot ($/bf). 
    1. The price per board foot ($/bf) is given as: 30.
  2. Next, determine the total number of board feet purchased. 
    1. The total number of board feet purchased is provided as: 70.
  3. Finally, calculate the Lumber Price using the equation above: 

LP = PPB * #BF

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

LP = 30 * 70 = 2,100.00 ($)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

price per board foot ($/bf) = 140

total number of board feet purchased = 50

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

LP = PPB * #BF = ?