Lets say the one wall is 5 feet wide, and 8 feet tall. Is a linear foot, just a foot...so would this be 5 linear feet, with me needing 5 studs. And when it says 5 linear feet of plate material per linear feet..., does that mean 5 boards per regular foot?...total 6 boards per foot equaling 30 boards for a 5 x 8' wall??? Does plate material include the 2x4's for the roof too?
You don’t need a math degree to estimate framing materials for walls. Here’s a formula that works every time, no matter how many doors, windows or corners your walls have:
You would need six 8 ft boards for studs and one 10 ft board (cut in half) to make the top & bottom plates for each 5 by 8 wall.