Drywall 101

Drywall Material Estimating Calculator

The Drywall 101 material estimating calculator will help determine the total number of drywall sheets needed for your project. After creating your project, either room by room or wall by wall our calculator will lay out sheets on each wall staggering butts and reusing scrap material when possible. When laying out material it's assumed that studs are framed 16 inch on-center and the sheets are hung perpendicular to vertically framed studs.

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Enter Room Dimensions

Add rooms to this project by entering simply the height, length and width of each room. This creates rooms with four equally sized walls and an optional ceiling.

Enter Dimensions Wall by Wall

Enter project information on a wall by wall basis. This form gives you the option of entering one wall at a time with simply the height and length. Use this option if your rooms are not square or if you have miscellaneous walls to add to the project.

If you are looking for information about what it costs to have drywall work done you may want to check out this article that discusses some general principals of material and labor costs associated with drywall work.