Posts (cont.) 4" x 4", material costs include 10% waste (1.47 BF per LF). See also Lally columns above and Posts in the Lumber section
  Redwood, S4S construction heart — LF 2.73 — 2.73
  Southern yellow pine #2, treated — MBF 1,030.00 — 1,030.00
  Southern yellow pine #2, treated — LF 1.52 — 1.52
Girders Standard and better lumber, first floor work. Figures in parentheses show board feet per linear foot of girder, including 7% waste
  4" x 6", per MBF [view picture] — MBF 856.00 — 856.00
  4" x 8", 10", 12", per MBF — MBF 920.00 — 920.00
  6" x 6", per MBF — MBF 1,520.00 — 1,520.00
  6" x 8", 10", 12", 8" x 8", per MBF — MBF 1,520.00 — 1,520.00
  4" x 6" (2.15 BF per LF) B1@.034 LF 1.84 1.13 2.97
  4" x 8" (2.85 BF per LF) B1@.045 LF 2.62 1.50 4.12
  4" x 10" (3.58 BF per LF) B1@.057 LF 3.29 1.90 5.19
  4" x 12" (4.28 BF per LF) B1@.067 LF 3.94 2.23 6.17
  6" x 6" (3.21 BF per LF) B1@.051 LF 4.89 1.70 6.59
  6" x 8" (4.28 BF per LF) B1@.067 LF 6.51 2.23 8.74
  6" x 10" (5.35 BF per LF) B1@.083 LF 8.14 2.76 10.90
  6" x 12" (6.42 BF per LF) B1@.098 LF 9.77 3.26 13.03
  8" x 8" (5.71 BF per LF) B1@.088 LF 8.69 2.93 11.62
Sill plates (At foundation) SYP #2 pressure treated lumber, drilled and installed with foundation bolts at 48" OC, no bolts, nuts or washers included. See also plates in this section. Figures in parentheses indicate board feet per LF of foundation, including 5% waste and wolmanized treatment.
  Sill plates, per MBF [view picture] — MBF 931.00 — 931.00
  2" x 3" (.53 BF per LF) B1@.020 LF .43 .67 1.10
  2" x 4" (.70 BF per LF) B1@.023 LF .73 .77 1.50
  2" x 6" (1.05 BF per LF) B1@.024 LF .90 .80 1.70
  2" x 8" (1.40 BF per LF) B1@.031 LF 1.26 1.03 2.29
Floor joists Per SF of area covered. Figures in parentheses indicate board feet per square foot of floor including box or band joist, typical double joists, and 6% waste. No beams, blocking or bridging included. Deduct for openings over 25 SF. Costs shown are based on a job with 1,000 SF of area covered. For scheduling purposes, estimate that a two-man crew can complete 750 SF of area per 8-hour day for 12" center to center framing; 925 SF for 16" OC; 1,100 SF for 20" OC; or 1,250 SF for 24" OC.
2" x 6" Std & Btr
    2" x 6" floor joists, per MBF — MBF 617.00 — 617.00
    12" centers (1.28 BF per SF) B1@.021 SF .79 .70 1.49
    16" centers (1.02 BF per SF) B1@.017 SF .63 .57 1.20
    20" centers (.88 BF per SF) B1@.014 SF .54 .47 1.01
    24" centers (.73 BF per SF) B1@.012 SF .45 .40 .85
2" x 8" Std & Btr
    2" x 8" floor joists, per MBF — MBF 598.00 — 598.00
    12" centers (1.71 BF per SF) B1@.023 SF 1.02 .77 1.79
    16" centers (1.36 BF per SF) B1@.018 SF .81 .60 1.41
    20" centers (1.17 BF per SF) B1@.015 SF .70 .50 1.20
    24" centers (1.03 BF per SF) B1@.013 SF .62 .43 1.05
2" x 10" Std & Btr
    2" x 10" floor joists, per MBF — MBF 630.00 — 630.00
    12" centers (2.14 BF per SF) B1@.025 SF 1.35 .83 2.18
    16" centers (1.71 BF per SF) B1@.020 SF 1.08 .67 1.75
    20" centers (1.48 BF per SF) B1@.016 SF .93 .53 1.46
    24" centers (1.30 BF per SF) B1@.014 SF .82 .47 1.29

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