## Monday, September 3, 2012

### How to Calculate Material List for Shed

Every shed is different so I have rounded up some calculation you can use to figure how much materials are needed to build your shed. When looking at these calculations, I have also added in a 10% waste factor.

Foundation Calculations:
- Floor Joists 16" o.c: Length x 12 / 16 + 1 (Roundup) = ?
- This does not include the rim joists needed. But just add two rim joists according to sheds length.
- Floor Sheathing:  Length x Width / 32 (Roundup) = ?

Wall Calculations:
- Amount of Studs: Length + Length + Width + Width x 12 / 16 = ? x .1 + Last Answer = ?
- Amount of 4x8 Siding for 8' Wall: Length + Length + Width + Width / 4 = ?
- Top and Bottom Plates: You will need three 2x4's for each side according to each sides length.

Roof Calculations:
Each truss is different, but this calculation will have 3 2x4's needed for a typical truss.
- Truss Calculation: Length x 12 / 16 + 3 x 2 = ?
- Roof 4x8 Sheet Calculation: Truss Width from fascia to peak x Length of Shed x 2 / 32 = ?
- Shingle Calculation: Truss Width from fascia to peak x Length of Shed x 2 / 30 = ?  x .1 + Last Answer = ?

Well these are pretty typical calculations for the standard features needed on the shed, let me know if you have any questions concerning help with your shed building experience.
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