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`"Joice cost" = "boards[" W , L , 16 "]"* ( "uP" ) `

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The **Cost of Floor Joists** calculator computes the cost of lumber based on the unit price and the number of joists required for a floor based on the dimension of the room.

**INSTRUCTIONS: **Choose your preferred units and enter the following:

**(W)**width of the floor across joists**(L)**length of the floor parallel to the joists**(oC)**On-center- (
**uP**) Unit Price of a floor Joist board

**TOTAL PRICE: **The calculator computes the number of floor joist boards needed and applies the unit price to compute a total cost in U.S. dollars. However, this can be automatically converted into other currency units (e.g. Pesos) via the pull-down menu.

**ASSUMPTIONS:** this algorithm assumes that the following:

- the length of the area is less than or equal to the length of one joist. For spans greater than the length of one joist, a beam is often required and a second row of joists. This would double the number and cost of joists.
- the plate boards are approximately the same size as the joists.

One should always use local pricing for the unit price of a supply like lumber for rafter lumber. However, for convenience, the following prices of 2x6s, 2x8s, 2x10s and 2x12s were observed on the Internet and presented for your convenience

The most recent 2x6 price survey information is:

- Date of Survey: 10/12/21
- Store (online) Surveyed: Lowes
- Price of an 8' 2x6: $6.76
- Price of a 10' 2x6: $10.98
- Price of a 12' 2x6: $11.42
- Price of a 16' 2x6: $17.54

The most recent 2x8 lumber price survey information is:

- Date of Survey: 10/12/21
- Store (online) Surveyed: Lowes
- Price of an 8' 2x8: $11.33
- Price of a 10' 2x8: $13.98
- Price of a 12' 2x8: $18.93
- Price of a 16' 2x8: $25.42

The most recent 2x10 lumber price survey information is:

- Date of 2x10 Lumber Price Survey: 10/12/21
- Store (online) Surveyed: Menards
- Price of an 8' 2x10: $9.51
- Price of a 10' 2x10: $12.85
- Price of a 12' 2x10: $14.22
- Price of a 14' 2x10: $17.08
- Price of a 16' 2x10: $18.93

The most recent 2x12 lumber price survey information is:

- Date of 2x12 Lumber Price Survey: 10/12/21
- Store (online) Surveyed: Menards
- Price of a 12' 2x12: $23.13
- Price of a 14' 2x12: $27.14
- Price of a 16' 2x12: $31.14
- Price of an 18' 2x12: $35.06
- Price of a 20' 2x12: $38.97

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- Number of Trusses Needed for a Roof
- 4x8s needed for a roof
- Shingles needed for a roof
- Number and Length of Metal Roof Panels
- Number and Length of Purlins
- Number and Length of Rafters
- Number and Length of Rafter and Collar ties
- Number and Length of wall top and bottom wall plates
- Number of Studs for a Room
- Number of Studs in a Wall
- Room Interior Area (wall and ceiling)
- Cubic Feet in a Room (volume)
- Number of 4x8 or 4x12 Sheets for a Room
- Number and Length of Floor Joists
- Number of Joist Hangers
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- Compute iJoists for larger floors
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- Compute the number of Decking Boards to cover the deck or floor