The Feng Shui Luban Calculator

Understanding the meaning of dimensions

Feng Shui is the Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. According to this, every object with specific measures and at a specific location will radiate harmonic energy.

Lǔ Bān was a master of the Feng Shui and the father of the Chinese ancient carpenters. He was the inventor of the saw, chisel and many other carpentry tools, including the Lu Ban ruler. He is also the author of the 鲁班经 Lǔ Bān Jīng ‘Divine Carpenter’s Classic’, the Chinese building manual dating from the early 明 Míng dynasty.

The manual details an enigmatic assortment of information, both of a technical and ritual nature, with regard to the building of dwellings.

Lu Ban ruler has been used over a thousand years. Of course, a ruler cannot change the destiny; however, the utilization of an ancient belief into architecture allows the builders to reduce negative energy and create positive energy.

Luban the Feng Shui carpenterYin YangLuban Patron of Builders

Different rulers for different proposals

There are more than 20 different types of rulers or set of measurements depending on the proposal of the object to be measured. The most common rulers are:

  • 52 cm: "airflow" objects. Objects that connect two spaces like doors or windows.
  • 42.9 cm: solid construction. It also corresponds to the Yang Houses (Living): a staircase step or a concrete kitchen.
  • 38.8 cm: furniture and "land-related" measurement. It also corresponds to the Yin Houses (Death): coffins, altars or grave sites.

The most common ruler is a Feng Shui ruler tape suitable for the Yang and Yin shown below.

Feng Shui Luban Ruler

How to use the Lu Ban ruler?

Every Luban Ruler has a specific length divided into sections of equal auspicious (good luck) and non auspicious (bad luck) portions. Each section is then divided into more specific sub-sections. After the last section the pattern repeats.

The specific length of object depends on which blessing the users wish to receive; different length has different meaning.

The ruler is divided into two areas; the top line is corresponding to the Yang (42.9cm for solid constructions) and the bottom line for the Yin (38.8cm for furniture).
Red numbers mean favourable (auspicious) measure and black numbers unfavourable (non auspicious).

At LiK Vietnam, we use the 38.8cm ruler to measure our wooden objects. We encourage to use this ruler to everyone who wants to build furniture by using the LiK wooden blocks.

The ruler tape that we recommend on our website has the 2 types of Luban (38.8cm and 42.96cm) because in real life if you want to achieve good luck sometimes you have to sacrifice something. I.e. a measure that gives promotion or prosperity in your job, however can imply separation in your relationship.

Check out your Feng Shui Ruler tape or the Feng Shui Calculator below to check your measurements before creating.

Feng Shui Luban online Calculator



Feng Shui Ruler for Furniture (Yin) (38.8cm)

Furniture and land-related measurement / Yin (Death objects): furniture, tombs or an altar.

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Đinh
Human sources
precious relationship
decendants
money related
promotion
Hại
Harmness
argument
sickness
with-out Children
accident
Vượng
Wealth
fortune
good news
wealthy Gifts
blessing
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Suffering
losing money
goverment related problems
money related problems
with-out children
Nghĩa
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Fortune
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Beneficial
Prosperous
Quan
Promotion
prosperous
precious gifts
expected money
promotion
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Death
leave home
death
losing labour forces
losing money
Hưng
Prosperity
good reputation
precious child
gain labour forces
prosperous
Thất
Lost
widow
hard work
government's duty
losing money
Tài
Sources
arrival of wealth
sixth fortune
precious gifts
good personality

Feng Shui Ruler for Solid constructions (Yang) (42.96cm)

Solid constructions & Yang Houses (Living) such as concrete kitchen and staircase step.

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Wealth
fortune
resource
six types of good luck
prosperity
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losses
legal goverment
imprisonment
widow
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wealth denied
loss of wealth
cheated
total loss by stolen
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gain descendants
profits
talented children
great prosperity
Quan
Promotion
abundance of food
indirect wealth
better income
riches
Kiếp
Plunder
death
loss of descendants
leave home
money loss
Hại
Harmful
calamities
possible death
sickness
quarrels
Bản
Sources
wealth
job promotion
arrival of wealth
abundance

Feng Shui Ruler for Space (52.2cm)

Fengshui space: doors, windows...

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Precious relationship
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Disloyalty
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Sickness
Thiên tai
Illness
Unfortunated Descendants
Death
Sickness
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Widow
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Poet
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Luxurious life
Success
Fortune
Nhân lộc
Lucky man
Wisdom
Prosperous
Promotion
Good of Tenths
Poetry
Cô độc
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Disaster
Sickness
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Imprisonment
Death
Tể tướng
Long term prosperity/King's Hand
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Poetry
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Gifted children
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