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Old 02-26-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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Guys this is my first ever project. I measured the room sizes. Now I'm wondering how much drywall I need? I didn't measure the doors or windows. I just measured straight across both ways.

here is what I have:

Master bedroom 13x15 one door, 2 windows

bedroom "extra room" 11x21 one door 1 window

bedroom 13x15 one door 2 windows

open room 15x12 2 windows no doors stairs going downstairs

Windows all look to be the same size. And so do the doors. If you want me to I will measure the windows and doors.

Any ideas???
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:54 AM   #2
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Multiply your sq ft and devide by 32 don't take out for windows or doors because you will need to allow for brackage.

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Guys this is my first ever project. I measured the room sizes. Now I'm wondering how much drywall I need? I didn't measure the doors or windows. I just measured straight across both ways.

here is what I have:

Master bedroom 13x15 one door, 2 windows

bedroom "extra room" 11x21 one door 1 window

bedroom 13x15 one door 2 windows

open room 15x12 2 windows no doors stairs going downstairs

Windows all look to be the same size. And so do the doors. If you want me to I will measure the windows and doors.

Any ideas???
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:55 PM   #3
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don't forget ceilings (if req'd). If ceilings are 8'-9', you might consider 54" wide rock (which would change the "divide by 32" part)
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What size sheets are you getting? If you're having a company deliver it, ask if they carry 14' sheets. Depending on which way the joists are running, it may cut down on a few butt joints in some of those rooms.
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Guys this is my first ever project. I measured the room sizes. Now I'm wondering how much drywall I need? I didn't measure the doors or windows. I just measured straight across both ways.

here is what I have:

Master bedroom 13x15 one door, 2 windows

bedroom "extra room" 11x21 one door 1 window

bedroom 13x15 one door 2 windows

open room 15x12 2 windows no doors stairs going downstairs

Windows all look to be the same size. And so do the doors. If you want me to I will measure the windows and doors.

Any ideas???

This is based on using 12' sheets. I recommend that you use 12' not 14'. They will be easier for you as a newbi to install, especially on the ceilings.

Standard sized windows don't really matter, as the top sheets are hung right over them, and the opening cut out. 4 doors = subtract one sheet.

13x15 Master B.R. : 13.5 sheets

11x21 Extra Room: 16.5 sheets

13x15 Bedroom: 13.5 sheets

15x12 Open Room 13 sheets

Total: 56.5 sheets

4 doorways (subtract at the lower section of sheet = about 36" (per door) x 4 (rooms) = 144" (12'-0") = subtract 1 sheet = 55.5 sheets.

55.5 sheets, rounded off = 56 sheets.

That is based on rough-exact. You might want at least one extra sheet (just in case/fudge factor), and at least one more to account for miss-cuts.

Are there any closets?

If not, here you go:


Actual total: 58 sheets of 12'-0" sheetrock (3/8")
One case of 1-1/4" inch course-thread screws for rough framing (tho, you need to use 1/2" if doing that. If going over old sheetrock, figure using 1-5/8" to 2" screws, possibly 2" for the ceilings?

Figure for corner bead
Paper tape
Joint compound (usually one bucket of ready mix for every 10 sheets)

Hopefully you are getting it delivered. Make sure that they disperse the sheets around the living area for ease of installation and to distribute the weight load on the flooring joists.
Good Luck
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Ok. 14's may be a little much for a beginner to handle. Otherwise, do everything Atlantic wrote. You may want to get one case of glue if you decide to use adhesive(which I highly recommend).
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What ever you do dont forget the sheet rock lift.....We just built on 1700sq feet up to second level rough ...I am finishing the taping getting ready for texture. What a job...good luck
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Wow not as easy as I thought. Yeah one room has a closet. The master bedroom. Glad you guys told me about the 12' sheets.

I'm thinking of getting everything at once. I also have a downstairs bathroom I have to do the ceiling on and eventually the kitchen and another bedroom. I have to measure these. Then I'll ask for your guys advice

Atlantic are you counting the ceilings? I have to do all the ceilings in those rooms as well.

I'm not going to do it myself just yet. I will be using someone who is pretty experienced. Should I still use 12'?
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I am counting the ceilings.

Are you installing the S/R on rough framing? If so, you need to use 1/2" S/R.
If you are "overlaying walls and ceilings, then 3/8" is good.

Bathroom ceiling: Use XP board.
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Closet: If that needs to be sheetrocked, then you need material for that too.
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I plan on just gutting everything. Probably the whole upstairs. So it should be just wood framing left. Then I plan to put up some insulation and drywall. Sound about right?

I just measured the Kitchen, bathroom, and downstairs bedroom. This is what I got. I'm doing ceilings for these three. No walls.

Kitchen 22x18 The 18 is at its biggest point. I'm assuming this will leave me with extra sheets.

Bathroom is 8x11

I plan to do the upstairs first. Then work on the Kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom downstairs eventually. They are just ceilings.

Bedroom 11x11

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I'm going to buy all the drywall now. since i can get it at 4.99 a sheet. I know what i need thanks to you "Atlantic for the other rooms but I'm not sure what I'm going to need for these three rooms that I didn't list. Can you please give me an idea. Thanks

Kitchen 22x18 The 18 is at its biggest point. I'm assuming this will leave me with extra sheets.

Bathroom is 11x8

Bedroom 11x11
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Be happy to help, when I have the time. Busy right now, I have 3 detailed estimates I HAVE to get out the door today....
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Take your time and Thank You very much
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I'm going to buy all the drywall now. since i can get it at 4.99 a sheet. I know what i need thanks to you "Atlantic for the other rooms but I'm not sure what I'm going to need for these three rooms that I didn't list. Can you please give me an idea. Thanks
4.99 per sheet: What lengths?

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Kitchen 22x18 The 18 is at its biggest point. I'm assuming this will leave me with extra sheets.
I am confused by what you mean.."the biggest point"?

12' sheets: 18.5 = 19 sheets (rounded off)

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Bathroom is 11x8
12' sheets: 4
8' foot sheets: 7

OR (dependant on the direction of the strapping/joists):

12' sheets: 6
8' sheets: 4


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Bedroom 11x11
12' sheets: 11

Are these all 8 foot ceilings?

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