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English translation: Thousand Board Feet

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10:01 Feb 15, 2006
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Forestry / Wood / Timber
English term or phrase: MBF
The term can be found when you would like to buy a farm with forest. It can occur in a sentence like: Red Oak Sawtimber 23.0 MBF
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English translation:Thousand Board Feet
Explanation:
Thousand Board Feet (MBF) One board foot is wood that measures 1" x 12" x 12". Logs and lumber are measured by MBF or thousand board feet. MBF is determined by one of three major scaling rules: Scribner, Doyle, or International Rule. The board feet scaled for logs is an estimate only. The actual board feet yield depends on how the sawmill cuts the log. It is possible for a log to produce more board feet than was estimated producing an overrun.
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mbf
Thousand Board Feet


Explanation:
Thousand Board Feet (MBF) One board foot is wood that measures 1" x 12" x 12". Logs and lumber are measured by MBF or thousand board feet. MBF is determined by one of three major scaling rules: Scribner, Doyle, or International Rule. The board feet scaled for logs is an estimate only. The actual board feet yield depends on how the sawmill cuts the log. It is possible for a log to produce more board feet than was estimated producing an overrun.


    Reference: http://www.e-wood.com/ref/wood_glossary.asp
Natalie Wilcock
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