Wood Density Calculator
This calculator helps woodworkers determine the density of a piece of wood. It considers the wood’s weight and volume and is useful for selecting the appropriate wood species for a project.
Why is wood calculated as weight density instead of mass?
The reason why wood is commonly measured and calculated as weight density instead of mass density is that it is easier to measure the weight of a piece of wood compared to its mass. Measuring mass would require using a balance, which may not be as accessible or practical for woodworkers and others who need to determine wood density in their everyday work. Additionally, the weight of the wood is a function of the force of gravity acting on it, and weight measurements are often more consistent and accurate than mass measurements. Thus, measuring wood density in terms of weight is a practical and convenient solution for woodworkers and others who need to work with wood.