Originally Posted by BuyingAClue
How do I figure how many nails or how many pounds of nails to frame out a basement with 72' linear feet of walls (2 doors, 4 windows)?
I am assuming that you are most obviously referring to loose 16d bright nails for framing.
It sounds like you might need about a 55 - 60 lbs of nails, since you will most likely be 'stick' framing a basement. That would mean toe-nailing and about 8 nails per stud.
Try starting out with a case of nails. I believe that is about 50 lbs.
I would suggest that you consider renting or borrowing a framing nailer and compressor and purchasing a box of compatible nails. You will be happy you did...