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GeneDavis

Wall framing counts in material list

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A preferred lumber buy list, for me, having framed in the field five big houses, has only two or three lengths for 2x4 and 2x6 lumber.

 

The lengths are the precut wall studs and 16-footers.  Thus for a job with 9/0 main floor height and 8/0 upper floor, one would have 97-1/8", 109-1/8", and 16-footers in the pile for each of 2x4 and 2x6 sizes.

 

This logic is only a single degree off that of an Amish framing crew I used over thirty years ago, the deviation being use of precuts.  Those guys said all we want is 16s and we'll cut everything from that.

 

So how, in Chief, do you set up the structural lumber reporting to get a material buy list this way, just precuts and 16s?

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