Having explained the terms used in the measurement of material the next step will be to consider the method of estimating the same. In estimating the lumber required for a building there are many parts for which the amounts required may be listed in a convenient form of table. For example, if we know the amount of material of one kind required for one window frame, we can multiply this amount by the number of frames, and obtain the total amount at once of this kind of material required for frames, and so on with various other parts. Much time will be saved by having a list of this kind, and it will aid very much to insure correctness in estimating. Following is a list of items giving the amount of lumber required for various parts of buildings arranged for concise and ready reference:

List Of Items And Quantities Required.

Feet.

Jamb Casings for Windows, ⅞ - inch finish...................

10

Jamb Casings for Windows, 1½ - inch finish ................

12

Jamb Casings for Windows ⅞ - inch finish................

10

Jamb Casings for doors, 1½ - inch finish ...............

12

Jamb Casing for doors, 1½ - inch finish ..............

15

Jamb casings for doors, 2 -inch finish

20

Outside casings for windows, ⅞ - inch finish.

8

Outside casings for windows, 1½ - inch finish

10

Outside Casings for doors, ⅞ - inch finish ..............

10

Outside Casings for dorrs, 1½ - inch finish .............

12

Inside window casings, lineal measure ...............

20

Inside door casings, one side lineal measure ................

16

to

18

Inside door casings, two sides lineal measure....

32

to

36

Band molding window frames .........................

16

Band molding door frames, one side ...............

16

to

18

Band molding door frames, tow sides ................

32

to

36

Molding outside caps of frames ...........

4

Sills for windows, per frame, lineal measure .............

Sills for doors, per frames, lineal measure .................

4

Window stops, per frame ..................

12

to

16

Parting stops, per frame ..................

..12

to

16

Door steps, per frame ..............

16

to

18

Porch columns , board measure .........

24

to

30

Brackets, board measure .............

4

to

6

Horses and treads for stairs, 1½-inch finish.....

90

to

110

For risers and finish about stairs, ⅞-inch finish.

..30

to

60

Shelving for pantries ...............

50

to

100

Shelving common closets.................

4

to

8