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Woodworking Calculators

Woodworking Calculators

Woodworking gives you the opportunity to build unique and custom projects.  We often hear from our readers that the real problem they face when purchasing wood is knowing how much and what type of wood to use in their projects.  

Our woodworking readers asked us for a resource that would help them with that task. 

You Asked For It And Here It Is....Plus More

We have some wonderful calculators to help you choose the amount of wood to purchase for a project while helping you save money by purchasing just what you need.  

We took this one step further by providing links to woodworking calculators that do more than help you limit wood waste.

One of our calculators will help you determine how much of a specific type of wood is needed for your project.  Calculating for a soft wood such as birch will give you a different amount than calculating for a harder wood, such as oak or walnut.

We also have a link below to a compound cuts calculator.  This is very helpful when your project has multiple sides and angles to it.

Our link to a calculator aptly named “The Sagulator” will help you when designing shelves.  This calculator takes into account shelf sag depending on which type of material you will be using.Snip of Sagulator Calculator

The calculator also allows you to add in both the shelf load and shelf distribution, as well as the method you will be using to attach the shelf.  It is even possible to add an edging strip into the calculations to stiffen the shelf further due to the heavy shelf load.

We also have a useful link to a calculator known as “The Shrinkulator”.  This helps to estimate the changes in wood dimensions, either shrinkage or expansion, based on changes in the wood’s water content.Shrinkulator snip

Use the “Wood Picker”  calculator to identify the best woods to use in your project.

You simply enter your criteria for weight, hardness, stiffness, strength, shock and decay resistance, stability and ease of working and a list of woods will appear ranked from the highest to lowest matches.  

You Can't Beat That!

So go ahead and take a look at the links below….you woodworkers will find them very useful!

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Angled Plank Calculator

This calculator computes for the lengths and angles measurements of an angled plank to be cut flush to a vertical and horizontal plane. Handy Math

Baluster Spacing Calculator

Quantity, Centers and Spacing with Running Measurements Blocklayer

Board Feet Calculator

Handy calculator for calculating board feet. NewWoodworker.com

Board Foot Calculator

Board footage helps you make an educated guess as to how much lumber you'll need. How To calculate board feet. Woodworkers Source

Board Footage Calculator

Find the board footage of lumber by entering the length, width, and thickness of your boards. Inch Calculator

Compound Cuts Calculator

This calculator adjusts wood amounts based on lengths of sides and angles in a project. Delorie Software

Deck Flooring Calculator

Calculate how many deck boards, hidden fasteners, and screws are needed for your deck given the deck size and preferred board length. Inch Calculator

Lumber and Hardwood Weight Calculator

Calculate the weight of lumber and hardwood given the size of the boards or the volume of wood in board feet. Inch Calculator

Online Fraction Calculator

The online fraction calculator calculates the fraction value of any decimal number. You can select 16ths, 32nds, 64ths, or 100ths precision values. This calculator that converts decimal values to fractions is very useful on projects where a tape measure is being used. My Carpentry

Plywood Calculator

Estimate the sheets of 4×8 plywood needed for walls, floors, and ceilings. Inch Calculator

Square Foot Calculator

This free online calculator with fractions is great for squaring construction projects where a tape measure is being used. My Carpentry

Stair Calculator

The stair calculator is used for calculating stair rise and run, stair angle, stringer length, step height, tread depth, and the number of steps required for a given run of stairs. My Carpentry

The Drawer Sizer

The Drawer Sizer helps you design drawers for furniture such as an armoire, chest or drawers, or a dresser. WoodBin

The Footulator

Here is a bare-bones board foot calculator for tallying up lumber requirements. WoodBin

The Sagulator

The Sagulator

The Sagulator helps you design shelves by calculating shelf sag (deflection) given type of shelf material, shelf load, width, depth, and thickness. See the notes below for usage tips. By Woodbin WoodBin

The Shrinkulator

The Shrinkulator

A wood shrinkage and expansion calculator sponsored by Woodbin. WoodBin

The Wood Picker

Use the Wood Picker to identify candidate woods for a woodworking project. Sponsored by Woodbin. WoodBin

Wood Shrinkage Calculator

Calculate the wood shrinkage by inputting the type of wood, width, etc. Woodweb









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