I am planning a porch roof cover & got a sketch from a friend.
what's the easiest way(make that cheap) to estimate lumber needed
for this project ?
Is there software to do this, where I would feed in the dimensions
and the software would break down the lumber sizes/ammounts needed ?
Sorry. . . I neglected to mention that the friend just did a floor
of the porch slab . That is. . .I don't have drawings. That's why I
if there is a software program that will make a drawing after giving
area and elevation measurements. I'm trying to save the money I
would spend on drawings by an architect and spend it on materials.
I could send an attachment of the sketch, but don't know how .
Thanks to all for you input (so far !)
Unless you're very familiar with construction, winging it is a sure
way to spend more money on an inferior result. If you can't draw it,
it's doubtful you can build it. It doesn't have to be architect
pretty. Get some graph paper from an office supply store and draw it
to scale. Use a pencil.
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