You can measure board feet by multiplying length x width x thickness in inches, and then dividing by 144. If ordering a large amount by board feet, just multiply the total board feet needed by the price per board foot for the total cost.Jan 20, 2020

Why do they make 92 5/8 studs?

To create a wall that will match up with a typical 4×8 sheet of drywall, the studs need to be a little shorter — 92 5/8” to be exact. This also allows a little extra room along the bottom of the wall for variances in flooring and to keep the drywall from soaking up moisture from the floor.Aug 11, 2012

How many studs do I need for a window?

Window and door openings should have no more than one pair of king studs, one pair of jack studs, and the minimum number of cripple studs needed to maintain on-center spacing of studs.Mar 14, 2016

How do I calculate how much lumber I need?

You can measure board feet by multiplying length x width x thickness in inches, and then dividing by 144. If ordering a large amount by board feet, just multiply the total board feet needed by the price per board foot for the total cost.Jan 20, 2020

How far do 2x4 need to be?

Wood-framed houses have traditionally been built with 2x4 studs spaced 16-inches on-center. Research has shown exterior framed walls can be adequately supported by 2x6 studs spaced 24-inches on-center.Mar 14, 2016

How many studs do I need for a 16 foot wall?

Determine the number of 16-inch gaps between stud center lines by dividing the total wall length by 16. Your calculation is 192 divided by 16, which equals 12. Since there are 12 spaces in the wall, the number of vertical studs required is also 12.

How do you figure how many 2x4 do I need?

Multiply the total wall length (in feet) by 0.75 (for 16-inch on-center stud spacing). Add three studs for each 90-degree corner. Add four studs for each 45-degree corner. Add two studs for each wall intersection (where another wall abuts the wall you are estimating).Nov 2, 2021