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  • Writer's pictureTatum Wilkson

Converting SQFT to LF

Updated: Nov 15, 2018



At Drumm’s Turf and Sawmill LLC, we sell our products by the linear foot.


However, most of our customers measure out the sites that they’re working on by the square foot.


Converting that measurement to linear feet can seem a bit tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s as easy a 1-2-3!


All you need to do is multiply your square footage by 12 and then divide it by the width of the board you’re looking at purchasing it.



For example, if you’re looking at purchasing 10” wide boards to cover a room that is 12x12 (or 144 square feet), you would multiply you square footage by 12 and then divide that answer by 10. You would need 172.8 linear feet of 10” wide boards to cover the space.


If you have any difficulties, or large calculations to perform, a great, easy-to-use online calculator is available online at Trestlewood.com. You just enter in the width of the board in inches and the total square feet, and it’ll do the calculation for you.


You can also contact us with any questions or to have us submit an order.

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Kenneth Krantz
Kenneth Krantz
Nov 13, 2023

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Dunc P
Dunc P
Dec 07, 2022

FINALLY!! The first place I found that actually gives me the right formulae. Thanks so much!!

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