Simply put, a board foot is a way for measuring the volume of lumber. A single board foot equals the volume of a length of board, 12" long x 12" wide x 1" thick, or 144 cubic inches.

The formula for calculating the board feet is (L x W x T)/144 where:

L = board length
W = board width
T = board thickness
All measurements need to be in inches.

If you have any further questions, just let us know!

We do our best to offer a range of shipping options at competitive rates for your orders. In some cases, we will also provide in-store pickup at our Ancaster location.

For more information, check out our shipping policy section.

In short: yes, for most products, within 30 days of placing your order, with original receipt or proof of purchase.

Lumber is non refundable, as we are not in control of the conditions under which it's stored once it leaves the store.

For more information, check out our returns policy section.

The average tabletop will take about 30 minutes to plane and sand, which is why we provide our planing and sanding services with a half-hour minimum. For more information, check out our Planing and Sanding Services section.

The maximum width our planer/sander can accommodate is 53". For more information, check out our Planing and Sanding Services section.

Our CNC router can handle wood pieces up to 5' x 12'. For more information, check out our CNC Services section

Many factors contribute to drying time, making this a challenging question to answer. Wood species, moisture content, and thickness all affect the overall drying time. Our rule of thumb is to allow 1 week per inch of thickness.

For more information about this service, visit our Kiln Drying Services section.

The iDry kiln at Steel & Timber Supply Co. can accommodate boards of up to 16.5' in length. For more information, check out our Kiln Drying Services section.

We price our kiln drying using board footage, at a rate of $2.25 per board foot. This flat rate is much easier to calculate and allow our customers to budget for than a daily rate.

For more information, check out our Kiln Drying Services section.

We recommend a closed-grain species, such as black walnut, cherry, or maple. For a more premium option, you can consider olive wood.

Walrus Oil is our preferred option for a food-safe wood finish. There are two specific products commonly used for cutting boards and charcuterie boards, but work best when used together: Walrus Oil Cutting Board Oil and Walrus Oil Cutting Board Wax.

Yes! Through our distribution network, we can bring in any species of lumber or sheet goods. On average, these products are available in 3-5 days. Contact us for more information or to place an order.

If you know the dimensions (in inches) of the area you wish to fill with epoxy, enter them below. Our calculator will show you what you need. Then check out our available epoxy products

For any custom orders, we ask for a 50% deposit, and the balance due on pickup.

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