# board feet

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 English term or phrase: board feet Portuguese translation: pés quadrados de tábua Entered by:

 23:16 Mar 16, 2008
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Furniture / Household Appliances
 English term or phrase: board feet Qty available per month = Lumber (4,300 board feet) Required per end table = 10 board feet @ \$10/foot = \$100/table ============== board feet = sapatas de madeira? 4.300 pés de placa (ou chapa)? 4.300 pés quadrados de tábua?
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Vidomar
Local time: 08:23
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 Ivaneide
3ver em baixo
 Mariana Moreira

5 mins   confidence:
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Explanation:
Teresa
Eu faria a conversão:

The board-foot is a specialized unit of volume for measuring lumber in the United States and Canada. It is the volume of a one foot length of a board one foot wide and one inch of nominal thickness.
Board-foot is abbreviated FBM (for "foot, board measure"). The unit MFBM represents a thousand board-feet.

In Australia and New Zealand the term super foot or superficial foot is used to mean the same.[1]

Noun
1. The volume of a piece of wood 1 foot square and 1 inch thick.

One board-foot equals:

1 ft × 1 ft × 1 in
12 in × 12 in × 1 in
144 in³
1⁄12 ft³
2360 cm³
2.360 liters
0.002360 cubic meters or steres
Board-feet are used for rough lumber (before drying and planing) with no adjustments.

For planed lumber, board-feet refer to the nominal thickness and width of lumber, calculated in principle on its size before drying and planing. Actual length is used.

See dimensional lumber for a full discussion of the relationship of actual and nominal dimensions. Briefly, for softwoods, to convert nominal to actual, subtract ¼ inch for dimensions under 2 inches; subtract ½ inch for dimensions under 8 inches; and subtract ¾ inch for larger measurements. The system is more complicated for hardwoods.

 Mariana MoreiraPortugalLocal time: 12:23Native speaker of: PortuguesePRO pts in category: 11

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Explanation:
BOARD FEET:
"Board Feet" is a measurement of lumber volume. A board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches of wood. Actually it's easy to calculate using the following formula:

(Thickness x Width x Length) / 144 = Board Feet
Note: Lumber is specified by its rough size. This is why a 1"x 4" board is actually 3/4" thick and a 2"x 4" board is actually 1-1/2" thick.

board foot
[b'ɔ:d fut] n Amer unidade de medida correspondente a uma tábua de um pé quadrado (0,92 m2) e uma polegada (2,54 cm) de grossura.

Reference: http://woodzone.com/tips/board_feet/board_feet.htm
 IvaneideBrazilLocal time: 08:23Native speaker of: English, Portuguese

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Explanation:
Já foi respondido aqui no Kudoz
http://por.proz.com/kudoz/1464676

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Note added at 14 mins (2008-03-16 23:31:03 GMT)
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Se você optar por usar esta resposta, não seria honesto eu receber os pontos. Simplesmente, retire a pergunta para não ficarem duas entradas para o mesmo item.

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Na verdade, está correta a resposta Cristina. Observa que uma das dimensões é fixa, a espessura. Então, consideram-se apenas as outras duas. Vê as explicações nas respostas da Ivaneide e da Mariana. Tu podes usar pé quadrado de tábua, sim. Um abraço!

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Na verdade, em termos práticos, nem se deve falar em volume neste caso. Da mesma forma que, ao comprar tecidos, normalmente ocupamo-nos apenas de uma dimensão (o comprimento), porque a largura é padrão. Se quiseres fazer a conversão para o nosso sistema de medidas, lembra que um pé quadrado é cerca de 0,093 m².

 VidomarLocal time: 08:23Native speaker of: PortuguesePRO pts in category: 12
 Tks a ton T.
 Asker: A resposta do site não está correta, por isso enviei para os colegas. Eu consulto o Proz gloss antes de enviar perguntas. Não é pés quadrado nem pés quadrados, pois existe uma terceira dimensão envolvida no termo. Mesmo assim, agradeço a sua participação. Abração.

 Mar 17, 2008 - Changes made by Vidomar: Edited KOG entry Teresa Cristina Felix de Sousa's old entry - "board feet" » "pé quadrado de madeira"

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