04:14PM | 12/20/04
Member Since: 12/19/04
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I want to build a shop. I would like a concrete slab for the floor and want the building to be wood. I think a good size would be 24' x 30'. Could someone tell me how to figure, how much of each item I will need? ( how much concrete, how many 2x4s for framing, for the roof etc. & how long they need to be )


04:48PM | 12/20/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
how tall is the shop?

is there a 4 foot foundation or a mono slab?

a mono slab with about 12 inch wall under slab edges monopour is about 9 yards of concrete at 4 inches thick. 16 inches apart or at 2 feet

apart..if you live in a cold area, then 2 by 6's for studs, if you intend to heat the shop. r30 in the ceiling minimum.

trusses for the roof at 2 foot centers is 16 pieces. a 4/12 pitch is good.

for your shingles just tell the lumber supply the square feet of the roof(both sides) to get an accurate shingle count to the job(this includes ridge cap and starter shingles).and you should have roofing felt on the whole roof under the shingles as this makes the roof that much better to resist leaks in the future. (by the way have a crane deliver the shingles later, unless you have good knees.80 pounds a bundle times 30 or so bundles).

shop doors (man door and roll up door) 3 foot man door and either 2-9 foot doors or one 16 foot door.

also the lumber suppliers can take your measurement of the shop and make up a quote for you with all the nessessary materials.

think about spending 10,000 dollars and up with your labor.



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