Spike's Calculators

# Stud Count

Calculate the number of studs needed for a wall section based on stud spacing and the wall-length measured in feet and inches.

The most common stud spacing with wall framing is 16", 19.2" and 24" on center.

A straightforward calculation, convert the wall length in feet to wall length in inches, divide this amount by the on-centre stud spacing, and add one more stud.

##### Example calculation
```wall length = 24 feet 10 inches
stud framing = 16 inches O.C.```

Convert the wall length to inches;
`24 * 12 = 288 + 10 = 298`
`24 feet 10 inches converted to inches = 298 inches.`

Divide 298 inches by the stud spacing of 16 inches and add one more to the result to get the stud count;
`298 / 16 = 18.625 rounded to 19 plus one = 20`
`It will take 20 studs to frame this will with 16 inches on centers, stud placement.`

### Stud Count for Walls

Wall Length ft in
Studs On Center Spacing in o.c.

#### Results:

 Number of Studs #

#### Calculation

1. enter the length of the wall in feet and inches
2. on-center spacing of the studs in inches (preset @ 16")

#### Result

1. the number of studs needed