noun (plural board feet)
A unit of volume for timber equal to 144 cubic inches, notionally twelve inches by twelve inches by one inch.
- Currently, Western walnut sells for $5 to $20 a board foot.
- When one considers that every board foot of lumber used to fabricate a building's finish had first to be dressed using one or more planes from this group of tools, it is no wonder that so few have survived.
- It remains one of our most valuable tree species, based on price per board foot.
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