Example Of Form For Carpentry Costs. The following form, used by a practical carpenter, and published in the Correspondence Department of The American Carpenter and Builder, should suggest means whereby the data just given may be made more readily available for estimating purposes.

It must be remembered in interpreting all such data that costs will vary greatly with conditions. A carpenter, for illustration, who gives his time and attention to general carpentry cannot lay shingles with the speed a specialist in shingling can. Again, a carpenter cannot make window and door frames by hand with the same speed that these can be made by machinery in a mill. The prices given herewith are for work done by a general carpentry mechanic' The estimator should test out these figures to see how they compare with actual working conditions in his community. The following table is made for "country" conditions, the men working at 30c per hour, 9 hours a day.

Materials In Place At 30c Per Hour

Various Materials

Ft. per 9-hrs. 2 Men

Hrs. per 1000 Ft.

Cost of Labor

Nails

M Ft.

L or Sq.

Lbs.

Size

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

900

20

$6.00

25

20d

Studding, placed.........

600

30

9.00

15

10d

Rafters.............:...

450

40

12.00

....

15

10d

Sheathing, vertical........

750

24

7.20

20

8d

Sheathing, diagonal.......

562

32

9.60

20

8d

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

514

35

10.50

18

6d

Cornices................

45

400

.12 -L

18

8d

Shingling, new roofs......

4000

4

1.35

4

4d

Lathing for plaster........

2572

7

2.10

8

3d

Lattice for porches........

1125

16

4.80

20

3d

Balustrade for porches.....

36

500

.15 -L

18

6d

Baseboards, 8" pine......

216

83

24.90

.02 -L

12

8d

Baseboards, 8" hardwood..

108

166

49.80

.05 -L

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

514

35

10.50

30

8d

Floors laid, hardwood.....

100

180

54.00

.05 -L

30

6d

Floors cleaned, hardwood..

100

180

54.00

.05 -L

Wainscoting, pine........

54

...

.10 -L

20

6d

Paneling, pine............

36

.15 -Sq

, .

Paneling, hardwood......

22

.25 - Sq

Porches and verandas.....

1.50 -L

18

8d

M = 1000 Ft. L = Lineal Sq = Square Feet.

Shingles are for new roofs; where hips and valleys are required add 5% additional for each one; where old shingles and nails must be removed, add again (20% to total) for this work.

The above rate is based on figures of 30c per hour. For other rates the following will apply in addition: At 35c per hour add 17%; at 40c add 34%; at 45c add 51%; and at 50c per hour add 68%.

Example:

(A) Take 1,000 feet of hardwood floor to be cleaned at 50c per hour = $54.00+$36.72 = $90.72

Looking again we find it would take 180 hours at 50c per hour = $90.00

(B) Take 1,000 feet of joists to be placed at 50c per hour = $6.00+$4.08 = $10.08.

Looking for the hours we find it would take 20 at 50c, or $10.00.