Furring (cont.) Per SF of surface area to be covered. Figures in parentheses show coverage including 7% waste, typical job.
  2" furring, per MBF — MBF 605.00 — 605.00
    12" OC, 2" x 2" Std & Btr (.48 BF per SF) B1@.033 SF .29 1.10 1.39
    16" OC, 2" x 2" Std & Btr (.39 BF per SF) B1@.028 SF .24 .93 1.17
    20" OC, 2" x 2" Std & Btr (.34 BF per SF) B1@.024 SF .21 .80 1.01
    24" OC, 2" x 2" Std & Btr (.30 BF per SF) B1@.021 SF .18 .70 .88
Grounds Screeds for plaster or stucco, #3, 1" x 2" lumber. Based on .18 BF per LF including 10% waste.
  1" grounds, per MBF — MBF 1,750.00 — 1,750.00
  Over masonry B1@.047 LF .31 1.57 1.88
  Over wood B1@.038 LF .31 1.27 1.58
Sheathing, wall Per SF of wall surface, including 5% waste
  BC plywood sheathing, plugged and touch sanded, interior grade
    1/4" B1@.013 SF .74 .43 1.17
    3/8" B1@.015 SF .74 .50 1.24
    1/2" B1@.016 SF .90 .53 1.43
    5/8" B1@.018 SF .94 .60 1.54
    3/4" B1@.020 SF 1.10 .67 1.77
  AB marine grade Douglas fir plywood
    1/2", 5-ply B1@.016 SF 1.69 .53 2.22
    3/4", 7-ply B1@.020 SF 2.36 .67 3.03
  OSB sheathing
    1/4" B1@.013 SF .25 .43 .68
    3/8" B1@.015 SF .40 .50 .90
    7/16" B1@.015 SF .36 .50 .86
    1/2" B1@.016 SF .49 .53 1.02
    5/8" B1@.018 SF .51 .60 1.11
    3/4" B1@.018 SF .59 .60 1.19
    7/8" B1@.020 SF 1.18 .67 1.85
    1-1/8" B1@.020 SF 1.71 .67 2.38
  Board sheathing 1" x 6" or 1" x 8" utility T&G
    1" x 6" or 8" utility T&G, per MBF — MBF 1,870.00 — 1,870.00
    (1.13 BF per SF) B1@.020 SF 2.12 .67 2.79
    Add for diagonal patterns B1@.006 SF — .20 .20
Sleepers Std & Btr pressure treated lumber, including 5% waste
  2" x 6" sleepers, per MBF — MBF 857.00 — 857.00
  2" x 6" sleepers, per LF B1@.017 LF .90 .57 1.47
  Add for taper cuts on sleepers, per cut B1@.009 Ea — .30 .30
Finish Carpentry These figures assume all materials to be installed are supplied by others. Labor costs assume good quality stain-grade work up to 9 feet above floor level. Paint-grade work will cost from 20% to 33% less. Add the cost of scaffolding, staining or painting, if required.
Blocking and backing Installation before drywall is hung. Cost per piece of blocking or backing set
  2" x 4" backing or blocking BC@.040 Ea — 1.47 1.47
  2" x 4" strongback 10' to 16' long screwed to ceiling joists BC@.350 Ea — 12.90 12.90

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