The Plate Board Count for a Room calculator computes the number of top and bottom plate boards required for a room based on the length of the four walls and whether the top plate is doubled or single. Note: top plates are often doubled for load bearing walls. The user can choose from a list of standard board lengths with a default of 10 feet.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Plate Boards (nP): The Plate Boards required are computed and their number returned.
The Math / Science
The plate boards are on top and bottom of a stud wall. Typically, the top plate is doubled to carry load between studs. However, in non-load bearing applications, a single top plate is sometimes used.
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