By day i estimate and project manage commercial roofing projects. Even if the wood is under 1 and it will be if it s marked at 4 4 you ll be charged for 1.
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How to estimate woodworking projects. The wood costs 12 per linear foot. To calculate the suggested retail price for the table simply double your wholesale cost of 199 00 and you have a final price for the table displayed in a store or gallery of 398 00. For example the 3 4 top will start from 4 4 lumber.
While we are a big enough firm with a total of about 40 employees here is our formula. Let s say i need five planks of wood measuring 10 feet in length 3 inches wide and 1 inch deep. The time i hunt cut transport arrange create the project with the purchase materials total cost 30 labor 4 6 hrs.
I switched from wood working to one of a kind projects mixed materials. I would enter these measurements into the calculator. To calculate board feet.
I realize that it s probably overkill for a one man work shop but knowing what i do about our estimating i suspect you re underestimating your overhead. If you create a spreadsheet with your computer you can calculate the price of many products quickly. Five planks of wood with known price per linear foot.
So if your project calls for 3 4 thick stock and you re buying rough 4 4 you ll want to base your calculations off of 1 thickness since that s how the lumber yard will charge you. Rough standard thickness x actual width x actual length divided by 144. Use the thickness of the material you intend to start with not end with.
The legs will start from 6 4 lumber. I want to estimate the total board feet and cost for this landscaping project.