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# Need Help With Measuring Square Feet On Odd-Shaped Wall

## Need Help With Measuring Square Feet On Odd-Shaped Wall

#1
10-05-14, 02:29 PM
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Need Help With Measuring Square Feet On Odd-Shaped Wall

Hello - I am wanting to install some reclaimed wood on an odd-shaped wall and I am having trouble figuring out the square footage needed. I have thought of squaring off the wall (for figuring) but if I did that then I would probably purchase way more than needed. Would somebody please take a quick look at my attached drawing and let me know what square footage amount I would need to purchase? I would really appreciate the help. I apologize for the quality of the image. This was my first drawing attempt on a Mac. Thank you!

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10-05-14, 03:23 PM
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I'm no math wiz. This is an estimate.
Base x Height/2.

Hopefully you can purchase more wood if needed.

#3
10-05-14, 03:32 PM
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If you figure it exactly in sq in, you would have a rectangle 22x96 plus a triangle 117x105.5. That would equal 8283.75 sq in. Divide that by 144 to get sq ft.

And you get 57.52 sq ft.

You will obviously have a lot of scrap along that angle, so you would want to figure long.... 70 sq ft would probably be plenty. That would assume you would waste no more than 1 sq ft along that ~13' long angle.

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10-05-14, 03:40 PM
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Told you I was no math wiz

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10-05-14, 03:56 PM
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LOL, no worries. You said it was an estimate!

And earlier I meant that you probably wouldn't waste more than 1 sq ft for each lineal ft... along the 13' long angle. So that's why I added 13 to it.

I just finished up a vinyl siding job that I estimated the materials on. (hail damage) After I threw all the little scraps away, I ended up with 7 full pieces of siding left over. That was cutting it pretty close!

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10-05-14, 04:39 PM
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Thank you both for the fast replies and helpful information. You have no idea how much it is appreciated. Thank you again! Have a good evening!