# How Many 2x4 Do I Need Calculator | Lumber, Studs, and Costs

You will end up with a lousy project if you do not plan and figure out how much lumber you need. To get precise measurements, this calculator will determine how much 2x4 lumber you will need. To know more about how to use it, here are a few points:

## How Do You Determine the Amount of 2x4 Lumber You Need?

You can figure out the amount of 2x4 lumber you need by multiplying the total wall length (in feet) by 0.75 (16” on-center stud spacing).

• Add three studs for each 90-degree corner
• Add four studs for each 45-degree corner
• Add two studs for each opening that is 5 feet wide or less
• Add one stud for each opening over 5 feet wide

### 2x4 Calculator Formula

Here is the formula behind the 2x4 lumber calculator that determines how many studs you need:

2x4 you need = wall length in feet x 0.75 (16 inch OC) +1

To consider both ends of the wall, we need to add one or more, depending on the corner and openings.

### 2x4 Calculator Costs Formula

To calculate the lumber price [1] per linear foot, multiply the number of linear feet by the price per foot. Here is the equation behind the calculator:

Cost of lumber  = total linear feet (length in feet) * price per foot

A stud typically 92 ⅝” in length costs \$5.17 approximately.

### FAQs

#### How many 2x4 are in a 24-foot wall?

In a 24-foot wall, there are 20 2x4 studs. You will determine the amount of 2x4 you need by converting the wall length into inches, dividing it by the stud spacing, and adding one more.

For example: 24’10” wall
Convert: 24*12 = 288+10 = 298
Divide: 298/16 = 18.625 rounded to 19 + 1 = 20

#### How many 2x4 fit in a 24x24 garage?

A 24x24 garage can fit 103 pieces of 2x4 studs. Here is a list of 2x4 lumber needed for a 24x24x8 garage:

• 80  2x4 studs (8’ long)
• 16 2x4 (12’ long)
• 7 2x4 pressure-treated studs (12’ feet long)

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## Rich Murphy

Rich is a second-generation woodworker, raised amidst the echoes of buzzing saws in his father’s workshop. For 50 years, he’s immersed himself in the world of woodworking, continuously refining his craft.

He's the senior woodworker in Sawinery and all the videos are being recorded in his personal workshop in Texas!