retiredmarine

Fir Plate?

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Trying to understand the plate line in the material list view.  I have Home Designer Suite 2016.  I understand the number is probably in linear feet like the fir stud line but I don't understand the measurement.  To make it easier I drew a 2 foot exterior wall.  ok it says I need 24 linear feet of 2X6 fir stud.  Ok that I get 3 - 8 foot studs = 24 linear feet.  But it says I need 6 linear feet of fir plate?  it's a 2 foot wall?????  Help???

 

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Walls typically have a doubled top plate, so for a 2' wall, you need 2' for the bottom plate and 2' each for the 2 top plates, for a total of 6'.

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