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what does this stand for
« on: September 20, 2008, 05:22:59 PM »
i know its a greenhorn question, but what does mbf stand for is it million board foot or is it manufactured board foot or  something else?   i have searched and cant find the answer I'm thinking it may depend on what's being talked about and where as in different countries. 

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 05:33:11 PM »
It's 1000 board feet. Must be related to Roman numerals - certainly not metric.
mmbf is 1,000,000 bdft.
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Re: what does this stand for
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 09:40:30 PM »
Ah that's news to me also, I had it in my head that 1mbf was 1,000,000 bd ft.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 10:55:01 PM »
shew glad im not the only one thinking it was 1,000,000 but i was thinking theres no way it can be that much.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 10:56:17 PM »
It's 1000 board feet. Must be related to Roman numerals - certainly not metric.
mmbf is 1,000,000 bdft.

looks like it would be kbf for 1000

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2008, 11:47:55 PM »
Think roman numerals.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 05:44:33 PM »
Yes, it is based on roman numerals mbf= 1000bf  mmbf= 1000x1000 bf or 1,000,000bf. Just as ccf or a c-unit is 100 cubic feet, again c is the roman numeral for 100, based on the latin word centum, meaning 100. I think we could all see how mbf could be mistaken for 1,000,000 bf. It is a good thing to know, cause it could really put someone down if they bid on 6mbf thinking it was 6 million bf. ???

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 06:13:40 PM »
Sometimes 6 Mbf seems like 6 million when you have to stack it :).
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