06 Wood and Composites (cont.)
Plates (add for .60 ACQ treatment if required)
  2" x 4" C8@.013 LF .44 .60 1.04
  2" x 6" C8@.016 LF .68 .74 1.42
Posts, #1 structural
  4" x 4" C8@.110 LF 1.23 5.08 6.31
  6" x 6" C8@.145 LF 5.02 6.70 11.72
Headers, 4" x 12" C8@.067 LF 3.65 3.10 6.75
Diagonal bracing, 1" x 4", let in C8@.021 LF .64 .97 1.61
Blocking and nailers, 2" x 6" C8@.034 LF .68 1.57 2.25
Blocking, solid diagonal bracing, 2" x 4" C8@.023 LF .44 1.06 1.50
Beams and girders, #2 & better
  4" x 8" to 4" x 12" C8@.094 LF 4.05 4.34 8.39
  6" x 8" to 6" x 12" C8@.115 LF 10.00 5.32 15.32
Ceiling joists and blocking, including rim joists, per LF of joist
  2" x 6" C8@.028 LF .68 1.29 1.97
  2" x 8" C8@.037 LF .88 1.71 2.59
  2" x 10" C8@.046 LF 1.15 2.13 3.28
  2" x 12" C8@.057 LF 1.55 2.63 4.18
Floor joists and blocking including rim joists and 6% waste, per LF of joist
  2" x 6", 1.06 BF per LF C8@.017 LF .68 .79 1.47
  2" x 8", 1.41 BF per LF C8@.018 LF .88 .83 1.71
  2" x 10", 1.77 BF per LF C8@.019 LF 1.15 .88 2.03
  2" x 12", 2.12 BF per LF C8@.021 LF 1.55 .97 2.52
Purlins, struts, ridge boards
  4" x 10" C8@.050 LF 3.37 2.31 5.68
  4" x 12" C8@.055 LF 3.65 2.54 6.19
  6" x 10" C8@.066 LF 8.37 3.05 11.42
  6" x 12" C8@.066 LF 10.00 3.05 13.05
Rafters and outriggers, to 4 in 12 pitch
  2" x 4" to 2" x 8" C8@.033 LF .88 1.53 2.41
  2" x 10" to 2" x 12" C8@.036 LF 1.55 1.66 3.21
  Add for over 4 in 12 pitch roof — % — 30.0 30.00
Sills and Ledgers Bolted to Concrete or Masonry Walls Costs are per linear foot of Standard and Better pressure treated sill or ledger with anchor bolt holes drilled each 2'6" center. Labor costs include handling, measuring, cutting to length and drilling holes at floor level and installation working on a scaffold 10' to 20' above floor level. Figures in parentheses show the board feet per linear foot of sill or ledger. Costs shown include 5% waste.
For scheduling purposes, estimate that a crew of 2 can install 150 to 200 LF of sills with a single row of anchor bolts in an 8-hour day when working from scaffolds. Estimate that a crew of 2 can install 150 to 175 LF of ledgers with a single row of anchor bolt holes or 50 to 60 LF of ledgers with a double row of anchor bolt holes in an 8-hour day working from scaffolds. Add the cost of anchor bolts and scaffold, if required.
Sills with a single row of anchor bolt holes
  2" x 4" (0.70 BF per LF) C8@.040 LF .72 1.85 2.57
  2" x 6" (1.05 BF per LF) C8@.040 LF .90 1.85 2.75
  2" x 8" (1.40 BF per LF) C8@.040 LF 1.26 1.85 3.11
  2" x 10" (1.75 BF per LF) C8@.040 LF 1.67 1.85 3.52
  2" x 12" (2.10 BF per LF) C8@.040 LF 2.65 1.85 4.50
  4" x 6" (2.10 BF per LF) C8@.051 LF 2.57 2.36 4.93
  4" x 8" (2.80 BF per LF) C8@.051 LF 3.11 2.36 5.47
  4" x 10" (3.33 BF per LF) C8@.059 LF 3.79 2.73 6.52
  4" x 12" (4.20 BF per LF) C8@.059 LF 5.01 2.73 7.74

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