Estimating Quantities Of Nails. The following table will enable one to estimate the quantity of nails required for the various kinds of common carpentry. The table of length and number of nails to the pound, Appendix III, may be made use of in determining nail estimates for other kinds of work not here specified.

Quantities Of Nails

MATERIALS

POUNDS

SIZE

KIND

Joists and sills............

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

25

20d

common.

Studding ..................

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

15

10d

common.

Rafters .................

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

15

10d

common.

Sheathing, drop siding, shiplap

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

20

8d

common.

Cornice ...............

.per 1000 lin. ft.

18

8d

common.

Shingling ......................

.per 1000

4

4d

common.

Bevel siding ..........

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

18

6d

common.

Ceiling, wainscoting ............

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

20

6d

common.

Floors, pine ............

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

30

8d

common.

Floors, hardwood...........

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

30

6d

common.

Baseboard ...............

.per 1000 B.M. ft.

12

8d

finish.

Window trim, one side

8d

finish.

Door trim, one side ..............

8d

finish.

Lath..............

.per 1000

8

3d

common .fine.

Lattice for porches..........

.per 1000 sq. ft.

20

3d

common.

Balustrade...................

.per 1000 lin. ft.

18

6d

casing.