Convert Cubic Yards (yd³) to Board Feet (FBM) | yd³ in FBM

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# Let's convert Cubic Yards (yd³) to Board Feet (FBM)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Cubic Yards (yd³) to Board Feet (FBM) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Cubic Yards to Board Feet

Formula
FBM = yd³ x 324
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Board Feet, multiply the number of Cubic Yards by 324.0
Cubic Yards (yd³) in 1 Board Foot
There are 0 Cubic Yards in 1 Board Foot
Board Feet (FBM) in 1 Cubic Yard
There are 324 Board Feet in 1 Cubic Yard

## Unit Information

Cubic Yard
/ˈkjuːbɪk jɑːd/
Symbol: yd³
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Cubic Yard?

The cubic yard is a unit of volume derived from the imperial system of units. It uses the symbol yd³.

It equals the volume of a cube with edges that each measure 1 yard. It is equivalent to 27 ft³, 46656 in³ or ≈ 0.764554 m³.

The yard (and derivatives like the cubic yard for example) are the same in both the imperial systems and US customary systems so require less conversion systems to calculate / convert to SI or metric.

Board Foot
/bɔːd fʊt/
Symbol: FBM
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Board Foot?

The board foot is a unit of volume derived from the imperial system of units with the symbol FBM.

1 board foot is equal to the volume of an object one foot in length, one foot wide and one inch thick. It is therefore equal to 1/12 ft³.

The board foot is the unit used to measure rough or planed lumber. For example 2 x 4 timber when planed actually only measures 1.5 in x 3.5 in. This takes into account the wastage when planing. The board feet measurement in this case would represent the wholesale amount. Where the loss in board feet (and planing) only applies to width and thickness, the actual length is used - as there is no loss when cutting lengths.

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