Build your own tiny house for a fraction of the cost for a traditional home. Explore these do’s and do not’s to help get the ball rolling with your own project’s site. Planning for a Tiny House First things first for any construction project. Here is an outline that has proven itself over the years. […]

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# Posts by David King

## Gazebo Calculator

Calculate the gazebo lay out, the length of the sides, the length of the the center rafter, and the length of the hips. Based on the width of the gazebo and the pitch of the roof, this tool automatically returns critical information. Lay out The layout dimension is based on what to measure off each […]

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## Gravel Calculator | How many tons do I need?

How many tons of gravel do I need? This calculator solves for the cubic yards but returns the number of tons based on 2,800 lbs. per yard. Round up to the nearest foot in the length and width boxes, and the same thing just use inches in the depth box to instantly get a result […]

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## Tempered Glass | Building Codes (when to use it)

Tempered glass is made to reduce the chances of injury or death. According to the 2012 International Residential Code, it is required at these hazardous locations. Any door. Anything within 2′ of a door on the hinge side. Anywhere within 5′ of a hot tub, swimming pool, spa, sauna, shower, or bathtub. Any walkway around […]

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## Flooring Calculator | Hardwood – Tile – Plywood – Carpet

Calculate how much flooring it will take with easy to use tool. Select hardwood, tile, plywood or carpet. Then enter a width and length for the room in feet. Room Shape The shape of any room is rarely rectangular. It most often consist of multiple rectangles and more and more often, other shapes such as […]

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## Siding Calculator | Material Estimator

Calculate how many pieces of siding it will take to cover a wall or gable with this simple tool. Easy to use radio buttons and number fields. Siding Calculator Select the coverage and the length of the boards. These choices are for the most common sized siding available. For a custom application, just select the […]

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## Joist span calculator | Floor – Ceiling

Calculate the span for floor and ceiling joist with this free and simple online calculator. The resulting spans are less than the 2012 IRC codes but they are to our standards at Scott’s Framing. The spans for joists according to the code is far more than we find acceptable. We have engineered this calculator to provide […]

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## Sheetrock Calculator | How many boards?

Calculate how many pieces of sheetrock it will take per room or per area. Enter the width and length in feet for an area result, or add the ceiling height for an automatic room estimation. Sheetrock Calculator Drywall is available in sizes ranging from 4′ x 8′ to 54″ x 12′. It does matter the […]

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## Wood Beam Calculator | What size do I need?

Calculate the size needed for a beam, girder, or header made from No. 2 pine or LVL. Covers any span and every load with pin point accuracy. Double check yourself with these span charts. Works with evenly distributed loads only. Get the free android app. Understanding Loads on Beams There are two different types of loads. […]

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## Minimum Room Size | Bedrooms and other Finished Spaces

The minimum size for habitable rooms, including bedrooms, is 70 square feet. The room must be no less than 7′ in any direction. Data is based on page 54 of the International Residential Code book. Remember, everything relies on finished measurements. Every dwelling must have at least one room with 120 square feet or more. […]

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