It utilised to drive me crazy attempting to figure out how to calculate costs per thousand and then convert it into per piece. It was so tedious and following awhile, just plain irritating. So I created a swift small spreadsheet on Excel that would calculate the answer for me and I will have to use it at least a dozen occasions per day, if not extra.

Now that I’ve got a good clientele, they are often asking me to convert pricing for them so I decided to do two issues. Place up an interactive calculator on our web-site so that they can do it themselves AND create an report assisting other folks that discover themselves in the similar boat. So let’s give an instance and then how to convert it.

You will need a truckload of 2x4x8′. You telephone about and get quotes on the material. The ideal quote is \$250/M for 20 packages (294 pieces per package). What is that per piece? So how significantly is it for the complete load Specifically?!?

Here’s the formula on how you calculate per piece.

Step 1 – Get the board feet per piece. (See my other report – “Board Feet? How to Calculate”) Thickness X Width X Length / 144 (Make positive to adjust the eight foot to 96 inches (8×12)) two X four X 96 / 144 = five.33333

Step two – Take the price tag per thousand (or Per M) and divide by 1000. 250 / 1000 = .25

Step three – Multiply the board feet in step 1 by the answer in step two. five.33333 X .25 = 1.33333

Okay, are you nevertheless with me? Excellent! Now how significantly is the total truckload? Effectively, there are two methods to go about this. You can either take the extended road or the quick reduce (which is extra precise). I will clarify each.

Extended Road – This is now taking 20 packages and multiplying by 294 pieces which will give you 5880 pieces. Now take \$1.33 and multiply 5880 and you have your answer of \$7820.40

OR

Brief Reduce – In step 1 merely incorporate the quantity of packages and pieces in your calculation. two x four x 96 x20 x294 / 144 = 31,360 and multiply it by step two (.25). You have your answer of \$7840.00

NOW, you will notice that there is virtually a \$20 distinction? That is simply because in the initially calculation we rounded down all these decimals to just two. That adds up more than 5880 boards (by \$19.60 to be precise!) So you surely want to use the shortcut now that you know how.

So 1 final query. Why do lumber organizations quote per thousand? Merely simply because of volume AND many sizes. It is significantly a lot easier to give 1 quote on 2x4x8, 2x4x10, 2x4x12, 2x4x16 at \$250/M then obtaining to calculate all the diverse sizes and them ad them with each other or quote each and every size individually (there may well be ten diverse sizes on the truck!). Also, if the truck is heavy and a package has to come off, the lumber organization would have to re-quote all more than once again when it was currently painful to do it just the initially time!

There you have it. Hopefully this now provides you a clear understanding of how to calculate and convert per thousand to per piece. Oh, 1 final issue, if you are actually stuck and nevertheless can not get the calculations, merely go to our web-site and a absolutely free calculator plan can be located there!