# Stupid Noob Question

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So, I'm kinda slow I suppose...

How do I read wood catalogues exactly? For instance at A&M Wood, this MAhogany just says 2" - \$13.71. What does that mean?? Is that per thick/per board foot? So if I wanted a, say, 24" x 6" slab, what would that cost?

Also, what about when a site says "Dimensions offered: 4/4", how do I read that/what does it mean?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I can't really find any answers anywhere...when I need wood, I go down to the local lumber yard, I've never had to order wood before...

Anywho, thanks for anything you can offer!

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Board feet can be calculated with the following formula:

width inches x length inches x thickness inches / 144 = board ft

4/4 = 1 inch, however if its already planed it will be about .75 or 3/4.

24x6x2 would be 2 board ft.

Mahogany at 13.71 per board ft is nearly what we charge for a finshed body blank.

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Board feet can be calculated with the following formula:

width inches x length inches x thickness inches / 144 = board ft

4/4 = 1 inch, however if its already planed it will be about .75 or 3/4.

24x6x2 would be 2 board ft.

Mahogany at 13.71 per board ft is nearly what we charge for a finshed body blank.

So then, in my Mahogany example, they're saying "13.71 for 1 board foot, 2 inches thick"?

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So then, in my Mahogany example, they're saying "13.71 for 1 board foot, 2 inches thick"?

Yes. 2 inch thick would be 8/4 rough.

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So then, in my Mahogany example, they're saying "13.71 for 1 board foot, 2 inches thick"?

Yes. 2 inch thick would be 8/4 rough.

Thanks so much!! You're awesome!

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4/4 means four quarter.. so 5/4 means 1 and 1/4 of a inch thick and so on.

13 is a bit expensive.. maybe its just me..

I can get a body blank for 45. maybe that works out right... dunno...

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