Convert Litres (L) to Board Feet (FBM) | L in FBM

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

Quick Reference for Converting Litres to Board Feet

Formula
FBM = L / 2.36
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Board Feet, divide the number of Litres by 2.4
Litres (L) in 1 Board Foot
There are 2.36 Litres in 1 Board Foot
Board Feet (FBM) in 1 Litre
There are 0.42 Board Feet in 1 Litre

Unit Information

Litre
/ˈliːtə/
Symbol: L
Unit System: Non-SI Metric

What is the Litre?

The litre (or liter; US spelling) is a unit of volume and is a non-SI metric unit with the symbol L).

1 litre is equal to the volume in a cube with edges all measuring 10cm. There are 0.22 imperial gallons in a litre. Conversely, 1 imperial gallon is equal to 4.5461 gallons.

1 litre of water weights exactly 1 kilogram.

After the metric system was introduced in France in 1791, it took a couple of years for the entire country to implement it in everyday use. After much backlash, it was decided that the cubic metre was too big for everyday use. By 1795 it was announced that the former 'cadil' (0.001 cubic metres) had been given a new name; 'litre'.

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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