|Home » Forums » Cabinet and Millwork Installation » Message||Login|
You are not logged in. Consider these WOODWEB Member advantages:
base molding estimate1/9
There is a formula for figuring base molding for a house without figuring each room for an estimate, does anyone know what it is? I was thinking perimeter times 3.5? Any ideas?
i dont see how a formula based on the perimeter could be anywhere near accurate for estimating baseboard in a residential structure.
This is the formula I use:
Amount of baseboard=amount of wall area to be trimmed with baseboard.
Doesn't even use any multiplication. Just addition.
3.5 would seem about right... I just did a rough calculation of all the individual rooms (with plenty extra inches) and it came to almost 3.6 the interior perimeter. Oddly enough, it's the same factor for calculating drywall area. Total floor area x 3.5. Again, ours was 3.6, but I guess I had a few more divisions...
@db, it's because ballpark, most residential houses are very similar. These numbers come down from years of experience boiling down to the same factor. Of course, a pro will measure and count in detail, but for quick and dirty estimates, these work great.