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Weights, Measures And Conversion Tables


  • One cubic foot of volume will support approx. 60 lbs.
  • One cubic foot of fresh water weighs 62.5 lbs.
  • One cubic foot of salt water weighs 64 lbs.
  • One gallon of gasoline weighs 6.2 lbs.
  • One gallon of Diesel fuel weighs 7.1 lbs.
  • One cubic foot of volume contains 7.48 gallons.
  • One board foot - A lumber measurement.
    • One board foot = 1" X 12" X 12".
    • A piece of lumber 2" X 12" X 12" = 2 board feet.
    • When width and thickness are specified, lumber may be called out as linear feet, i.e. 1" X 6" X 24 linear feet.
    • Linear feet is used when the the lumber will be cut into various lengths, as opposed to a piece 1" X 6" x 24' which would be a single piece of wood.

See Pounds to Kilograms Conversion Table

See Fahrenheit to Centigrade Conversion Table

See Metal Gauges Thickness Table

See Screw and Nail - Gauge to mm Conversion Table

See Speed Conversions; Knots, MPH, KPH Table

See Square Feet to Square Meters Conversion Table

See Feet to Meters Conversion Table

See Inches to Millimeters Conversion Table