Referring to table 1-3 look in the first column
(8) For 1,000 sq ft of 1 by 2 1/2 in.
headed "Sizes and Kinds of Materials" and find
furring, 16 in. centers, 7 lb 8-penny or 10 lb 10-
"Flooring 1 x 4." Read horizontally across to the
second column headed "sizes" and find the size
4-10. GROUPING AND ARRANGING
and kind as 8d floor brads.
The last and final element in the preparation of a
Continue horizontally across to the column
bill of materials is grouping and arranging (par. 4-
headed 16" under "Pounds per MBF on center as
4a(5)). It results in a completed bill of materials
follows" and find the quantity 26 pounds.
which facilitates requisitioning.
BF in flooring 1 inch thick = 50 x 100 = 5,000 =
a. Items are grouped and arranged by
sections. Codes applicable to frame structures are as
26 pounds of nails x 5 MBF = 130 pounds
Thus the required size, kind, and quantity is 130
pounds of 8 floor brads.
f. The following will also be found
convenient in estimating the quantity of nails
required for building frame structures:
(1) For 1,000 shingles, allow 5 lb 4-
penny nails or 3 1/2 lb 3-penny.
(2) For 1,000 laths, 7 lb 3-penny fine,
or for 100 sq yd of lathing, 10 lb 3-penny fine.
(3) For 1,000 sq ft of beveled siding,
18 lb 6-penny.
These major groupings are then subgrouped
(4) For 1,000 sq ft of sheathing, 20 lb
according to common items required for the specific
8-penny or 25 lb 10-penny.
work assignment, lumber, nails, hardware, and so
forth. Items are arranged within each subgroup by
(5) For 1,000 sq ft of flooring, 30 lb 8-
name and size and numbered consecutively. This
penny or 40 lb 10-penny.
arrangement may be developed from the consolidated
(6) For 1,000 sq ft of studding, 15 lb
10-penny and 5 lb 20-penny.
b. Figure 4-4 shows a finalized bill of
(7) For 1,000 sq ft of 1 by 2 1/2 in.
materials and illustrates grouping and arranging.
furring, 12 in. centers, 9 lb 8-penny or 14 lb 10-