Here you can find tools and resources to help take the headache out of your next building project:

## Calculators and Tools

#### Log Weight Calculator for Any Wood Species

This log weight calculator will estimate the weight and density of any species and any size green (freshly cut) log ...

#### Board Foot Calculator for Lumber

The board foot calculator below will calculate the board feet and volume (cubic ft) of any piece or pieces of ...

#### Wall R-Value Calculator for Wood Framed Walls

This wall R-value calculator will estimate the total effective R-value for any wood stud framed wall. Assumptions: The wall is ...

#### Standard Heights for Light Switches, Outlets & More

Here you can find standard heights for light switches, outlets, countertops, vanities, showerheads and shower valves, tables, stools, wall sconces, ...

#### Post Hole Calculator for Concrete Embedded Posts

With this post hole calculator you can estimate the diameter, depth, and amount of concrete/gravel needed for post installation. To ...

#### Plywood Weight Calculator for CDX, OSB & More

The plywood weight calculator below will help estimate the total weight of any size and any type of plywood product ...

#### Lumber Weight Calculator for Any Wood Species

The lumber weight calculator below will estimate the weight, specific gravity, and density of any species of wood. To calculate ...

#### Boulder Wall Calculator for Retaining Walls

With the boulder wall calculator below you can estimate the tons of boulders needed for a boulder retaining wall. You ...

#### Picture Hanging Calculator with Gallery Spacings

This picture hanging calculator will give you the locations where the nail(s)/screw(s) should be fastened on the wall. It will ...

#### Ceiling Fan Downrod Length Calculator

With this ceiling fan downrod length calculator you can estimate the minimum and maximum size downrod needed for your ceiling ...

## Blog

#### ABS vs PVC Pipe – Pros and Cons

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) are both plastics used as drain pipes, waste lines, and vent pipes ...

#### Thread Types – Bolts, Pipes, Hoses and More

When purchasing a threaded pipe, hose or a bolt/screw of any sort, the many thread types can be overwhelming. Here's ...

#### What is Zinc Plated and Galvanized Steel?

Zinc plated steel is plain steel that is coated with a very thin layer of zinc by using electricity. It's ...

#### Toilet Rough In Distance and Clearances

In general, the toilet rough-in distance is 12" from the center of the toilet flange to the back wall for ...

#### What are the Max Watts on a 15/20 Amp Circuit?

What are the max watts on a 15 amp circuit or 20 amp circuit before the breaker will trip? Let's ...