For the Do-It-Yourselfers
Slab pricing is determined by two factors:
- Measurements to determine Board Feet
- Board Foot Price
Board Foot Price is determined by:
- Color clarity, the variation in the rainbows, the figurines, and the curliness of the wood
A “board foot” is 12 inches square and 1 inch thick. Slabs are usually two+ inches thick and the width varies anywhere from 12 inches to 36 inches or 42 inches and sometimes even larger. The lengths vary from 6 feet to 16 feet. Each individual slab is measured by “board feet” and the species of wood is given a per board foot price.
For example, take a black walnut slab that is two inches thick, 36″ wide, and twelve feet long. To determine the board feet, take the (36″ width x 144″ length x 2″ the thickness)/ divided by 144 = 72 board feet. Black Walnut is usually around $14+ per board foot so this hypothetical slab would sell at $1008.
There are some woods in our Slab inventory that are $20+ per board foot. Eucalyptus will be going for between $20 and $40 per board foot, depending on the color clarity, the variation in the rainbows, the figurines, and the curly wood. All of those factors are taken into consideration for pricing a per board foot price. That’s the only way you can accurately measure a board to put a price tag on it.