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Old 07-20-2015, 05:20 PM
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If someone has 300 boards 5.75" side and 120 " long , how many sq feet will it cover?
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Wide not side
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1437.5 square feet of board
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:28 PM
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1437.5 square feet of board
This is correct
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Awesome.
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How the fark did y'all figure that. Online conversion calculators I found were way different
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L x W x board qty divided by 144= total sq ft
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5.75" / 12 = .479'
120" / 12 = 10'
10' x .479' = 4.791 s.f. each board x 300 boards = 1,437.50 s.f.
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is it tongue and groove? could affect coverage....just sayin'...or spacing for deck boards.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
is it tongue and groove? could affect coverage....just sayin'...or spacing for deck boards.
Good points. What is the current humidity/temp of the wood and what environment will it be installed?
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
How the fark did y'all figure that. Online conversion calculators I found were way different
Simple really. Back before there were online conversion calculators, we all learned this stuff called Math.

(Sorry, I just couldn't help myself . . . )
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A whole assload!!!!!!
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Depending on what you are covering, I usually figure 10% waste into the equation. Just FYI.
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Originally Posted by Design59 View Post
Simple really. Back before there were online conversion calculators, we all learned this stuff called Math.

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You beat me to it. Plus, your response was better put than mine.

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Depending on what you are covering, I usually figure 10% waste into the equation. Just FYI.
At least 10% depending on the quality of the lumber. If it's PT, it can get real ugly.
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If doing a deck, most put in a 1/4" gap so boards cover 6". Then 1500 sq ft.
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Depending on what you are covering, I usually figure 10% waste into the equation. Just FYI.
This.
That amount you would be lucky to cover 1300 sq. ft.
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5-3/4" inch wide is an unusual size. What kind of "boards" are these?
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Maybe they are 5 1/2 plus the 1/4 gap.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
5-3/4" inch wide is an unusual size. What kind of "boards" are these?
custom cut T&G and V groove cypress...kiln dried to 11 %.....the width is actual width of the boards not counting the grooves ...
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