Windows

The cost of an ordinary window may be estimated as follows:

Cost Of Sash In Place. Size, 2 Lights, 28 In. X 28 In

Cost of 2 sashes 1 3/4 in. thick, at mill....................................

$1.15

Glass, first-quality double-thick American, and setting

1.75

Sash weights, 35 lb., at 1 cent per lb.................................

.35

Cord for weights, 22 1/2 ft., at 1/2 cent per ft...........................

.11

Sash lifts, 2.........................................................................

.05

Sash lock............................................................................

.25

Hanging sash and putting on stops...................................

.50

Cost in place .......................................

$4.16

For curved sash in curved walls, the cost is about twice that of straight work.

Stairs

The cost per step for an ordinary stairway, constructed according to the following specifications, is about $3.00. For a better class of work, add about one-quarter to this price.

Length of step, 3 ft.; tread, Georgia pine; riser, white pine; open stringer, white pine; nosing and cove; dovetail balusters, square or turned; rail 2 1/2 in. X 3 in.; 6" start newel, cherry; two 4" square angle newels, with trimmed caps and pendants; simple easements; furred underneath for plastering; treads and risers tongued together, housed into wall stringers, wedged, glued, and blocked.

The material of such a stairway will cost about $1.84 per step. This rate includes landing facia and balustrade to finish on upper floor. The labor on the same, millwork, and setting in place, is about $1.16 per step. For example, for a stairs having 17 steps and landing balustrade (including return, about 14 ft.), the entire cost will be 17 X $3.00 = $51.00, of which $31.28 will represent cost of dressed lumber, including turned balusters and newels and worked rail, and $19.72 will represent cost of labor in housing stringers, cutting, mitering, and dovetailing steps, working easements, fitting and bolting rails, and erecting stairway in building.

Verandas

Fur small dwellings, it has been found by experience that a veranda built on the following specifications will cost about $2.25 per lineal foot:

Width, 5 ft.; posts, turned, set 6 to 8 ft. on centers; floor timbers, 2 in. X 6 in.; flooring, 7/8" white pine, sound grade; rafters, 2 in. X 4 in. dressed; purlins, 2 in. x 4 in., set 2 ft on centers: roof sheathing, 7/8" matched white pine; box frieze and angle mold; angle and face brackets; steps; no balustrade.

To include balustrade, with 2" turned balusters, add about 60 cents per lineal foot.

For a veranda, built according to the following specifications, the cost will be $4.00 per lineal foot:

Width, 8 ft.; columns, 9" turned; box pedestals; box cornice and gutter; level ceiling; roof timbers, 2 in. X 6 in.; roof covered with matched boards; a good grade of tin: floor timbers, 2 in. X 8 in.; floor, 1 1/4" white pine, second grade, with white-lead joints; no balustrade.

Including balustrade, with 2 1/2" turned balusters, rail and base to suit, add 80 cents per lineal foot.

Where a portion of the veranda is segmental or semicircular, a close approximation to the cost will result if the girth of the circular part is measured, and a rate fixed at twice that for straight work of the same length. This applies to veranda framing, roofing, casing, and balustrades.