These facts will enable us to determine approximately the number of nails required for any piece of work. The following table, which gives the denomination of the nail, its length, and the number contained in a pound, will enable us to complete the estimate: -

Denomination of Nail, Length, And Number In A Pound

3-penny, .

. 1 inch,. . .

. 557 nails.

4 "...

.1 1/2"

. 353 "

5 "...

. 2 inches, . .

. 232 "

6 "..

.3 "

. 167 "

7 "...

. 2 1/4 "

. 141 "

8 "...

. 2 1/2 "

. 101 "

10 "...

.2 3/4"

. 68 "

12 "..

.3 "

. 54 "

20 "..

. 3 1/2 "

. 34 "

30 "..

.4 "

. 26 "

40 "...

. 4 1/2 "

. 20 "