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Approximate Conversions of the Most Common Units of Wood Measure

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Approximate Conversions of the Most Common Units of Wood Measure Here is a list of common wood conversions foresters, loggers and timber owners need on occasion. They are to be used for approximations only and should not be used when extreme accuracy is called for. Here are some definitions of terms used:

* A standard cord is considered a 4'x4'x8' stack of wood including bark and air space. * A board foot is a wood plank 1"x12"x1'. * MBF means thousand board feet * A log rule is a tabular system used in determining the net volumetric yield of a log. * One cubic foot is equivalent to a 12"x12"x12" solid cube of wood.

1. Cord of Pine Pulpwood to Pounds and Tons

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Approximate weight conversion for pine pulpwood from cord measure to weight measure.

2. Cord or Hardwood Pulpwood to Pounds and Tons

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Approximate weight conversion for hardwood pulpwood from cord measure to weight measure.

3. Thousand Board Feet of Pine Sawtimber to Pounds and Tons

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Approximate weight conversion for pine sawtimber from board measure to weight measure.

4. Thousand Board Feet of Hardwood Sawtimber to Pounds and Tons

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Approximate weight conversion for hardwood sawtimber from board measure to weight measure.

5. Ratio of Pine Pulpwood to Pine Sawtimber

Approximate weight conversions from pine pulpwood to pine sawtimber

6. Ratio of Hardwood Pulpwood to Hardwood Sawtimber

Approximate weight conversions from hardwood pulpwood to hardwood sawtimber.

7. Standard Cord to Cubic Foot

Approximate wood volume conversion from standard cords to cubic foot measure.

8. Solid Cord to Cubic Foot

Approximate wood volume conversion from solid cords to cubic foot measure.

9. Thousand Board Feet to Cubic Foot

Approximate wood volume conversion from thousand board feet to cubic foot measure.

10. Cunit to Cubic Foot

Approximate wood volume conversion from cunit to cubic foot measure.

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