## How to Calculate the Number of Concrete Bags Needed for Construction

Building a new building means that you will need to buy some materials. Concrete is one of the important materials that are always needed to construct a new building. However, calculating the amount of concrete bags needed for constructing a new building can be the most challenging. When you shop for the materials, you will need to know the exact calculation of the materials needed to buy them. The concrete needed depends on the size of the area that needs to be constructed with this. So, every building project will need different amount of concrete required.

To start calculating how many concrete bags you need to complete your DIY project, you can firstly measure the length, width and depth of the area where the concrete will be poured into. Make the measurement in feet. Make the areas into a rectangle by squaring off the edges of any odd shape area. It will make the calculation easier because the measurement is rounding up. For example, if you get a measurement of 6.3 feet, the you can make it 7 feet. Multiply the length time’s width time’s depth to get the calculation of the concrete volume needed for this project. Divide it by 9 to give the result of the required concrete in cubic feet or divide it by 27 to get the cubic yards result.

Now you can buy some concrete bags for your project. Read the volume coverage on the bag of the concrete that you want to buy pay attention whether it is in a cubic feet or a cubic yard. If it is in a cubic, divide the volume on the bag by the total cubic feet that you need for your project. However, if it is in a cubic yard, then you can just divide it into the number of your cubic yard. Use online tools if you find some difficulties in calculating the amount of bags needed.

## How to Make Planter Box Plans

Planter boxes are useful for keeping plants in place and they grow healthily. So, growing plants in a garden does not always use expensive pots. Simple, yet attractive planter boxes you make by yourself can be a great feature to add in your garden. To make a planter box, you should firstly prepare the planter box plans so that everything can be well completed.

The plans of your planter box can be made by aligning two 4-foot cedar sheets to create the good angled shape. Line up the edge of one board with the face of the other board. Make sure to use high quality cedar that is resistant to water damage for preventing rot. Now prepare 4-foot boards and attach them with 4-inch nails. Hammer them through the face of one board into the other. Keep hammering the nails until the heads are flush against the board. Planter box plans then can be made by placing 3-foot board along the opposite edge of the angled structure you have made before. Put the 1-inch edge of the board facing the other 3-foot board. Make these boxes across one another to make sure that the planter boxes are level. Back to the 3-foot boards and attach them using 4-inch nails and a hammer. Again, hammer the nails until they are flush with the wood. Now you can align a 1-foot by 1-foot sheet to one open end of the planter box. Line it to the three sheets of wood and secure it with 4-inch nails. Repeat this step to the remaining wood sheets to complete all the structures of planter boxes.

To make your planter box plans more interesting, you can paint them in the color you like that matches with the surrounding in your garden. Add some creative designs to the planter box if you want to.