Spike's Calculators


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.

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.

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.

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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