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Board and Batten Calculator

Board and Batten Siding

Are you strapping the wall with 1 x 4's, Yes, or No?

There are three options for a wall to which you apply the Board and Batten Siding.

If the sheathing is 3/4" thick, you can nail the boards directly to the wall. If the sheathing is less than 3/4 inches thick, you can either strap the wall with 1 x 4's or install rows of solid blocking between the studs at the heights the boards are nailed.

If you select yes here, it will add the strapping material to the "Furring Board" lineal feet.

Furring Boards

There are different ways of doing things, and it is possible to install the siding without using furring strips.

It is assumed that one by four's are used for the furring strips.

It will not add any materials required for furring-out around window and door openings.


If you enter a percentage amount for waste, then the lineal feet amount of the materials used for boards and battens is increased. There is no increase to the lineal feet amount of furring strips and trims


There is no allowance for trim materials that you may need around doors and windows.


Are you strapping
the wall with 1 x 4's
Yes No
Wall Length ft in
Wall Height ft in
Board Width in. n
Trim Width in. n
Space Between Boards in. n
Wall Openings ft²
Waste %


Area ft²
Boards lin ft
Battens lin ft
Furring Boards lin ft
Trim Boards lin ft


  1. enters the wall's length in feet and inches
  2. the height of the wall in feet and inches
  3. the width of a board in inches
  4. the width of the trim board in inches
  5. the spacing between the board in inches
  6. the combined sections of the wall that don't need siding in square feet
  7. an amount for waste in a percentage


  1. the area of the wall in square feet
  2. the amount of material used as boards in lineal feet
  3. the amount of material used as battens in lineal feet
  4. one by fours used as furring material in lineal feet
  5. the trim boards in lineal feet
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