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room addition size (12x14 or 12x16)?

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Posted by: from Charlotte
10/8/2008 at 7:10:40 PM

our house is a typical 60s, long, rectangular brick range . . . we're adding a master bath addition off the right rear of house . . . not sure how to phrase this question . . . I want to be cost effective with the lumber but not sure what "size" that should be . . . . does it make a difference if the addition is 12x12 or 12x14, 14x14 or 14x16 ?????? what measurement is the "breaking point"?

thanks so much!

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Date/Time10/19/2008 at 9:30:26 PM

Good evening , It would be 12x16 because of material lengths . Any thing longer than 16' is

special order most of the time and starts getting

very expensive . Chad's Custom Creations

gothedistnc@hotmail.com

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Date/Time2/17/2011 at 2:05:10 PM

14ft lumber is also special order,

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MJ Salese Construction in Bangor
Date/Time1/17/2018 at 11:13:24 PM

Lumber comes in up to 20' lengths unless your buying engineered lumber which you can get in any size you want. The most common lengths of wood are the cheapest, 12', 14' or 16' are all available at your local box store. if you need 20' boards you would need to go to your local lumber yard. the price difference in the 12, 14 or 16 are minimal .10-.20 per foot, they should all be somewhere around 1.00 per ft. depending on where you live. So it does not make a difference in lumber, however Drywall comes in 8', 10, or 12' and the pricing is a bit more. Also take in to consideration your siding, faciars, soffits, gutters and roofing when planning an addition. Obviously the 12 X 12 will be your cheapest bet overall saving on materials.

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