Exterior Wall Framing Calculator

with Window and Door Options

Spike VM

This calculator will provide you with the estimated material needed to frame a stud wall and includes the options to add windows and doors.

If you have windows and doors in your wall add them as needed with the "Add a Window" or Add a Door" option.
The measurements for these have to be added in feet using decimal format.
Number of Ply = the number of boards that make up your header.
Number of Cripples = the number of supports you need to support your header. (1 added in this field will add 2 studs to the total. 2 added will add 4 studs to the total. Etc...)

You can add multiple walls and the totals for all results will be calculated in the Total fields.

Foot/Inch to Decimal Format Conversion

Foot Value: ft
Inch Value: in.
Decimal Result: ft

Use these buttons to add elements to your form, the element you want to add will appear below the buttons.




These amounts must be entered.

Stud Spacing:   in.
Wall Height:   ft.
  1. Enter the stud spacing required in inches.
  2. Wall height in feet using decimal format.
  3. Click Add a Wall.
  4. Add the length of the wall in feet using decimal format.
  5. Add the number of corners and partitions as required.
  6. Hit the calculate button.

The total results will appear here:

Total Studs: # of studs
Total Plates: lineal feet
Total Sheating: # of sheets
Total Headers: lineal feet
Total Wall Area: ft ²
Total Wall Area Minus Openings: ft ²



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