No problem Larry! We probably should make a drawing of the deck first so we don't mess up!
I'm building my deck here. I figure we should use a scale drawing to figure out the dimensions. Maybe 1 foot equals 1/2 inch?
Dude! I love that idea. That way we can easily figure out how much wood to buy! Lets get that drawing done Larry!
I got you dude! 20 feet would be 10 inches and 24 feet would be 12 inches using our scale!
Okay.so my deck drawing shows that the deck will be 20 feet by 24 feet. I need to label my scale drawing..Help!
So you're telling me I can use scale to build this deck!!
Sure thing man! You just convert the measurements using our scale and we know how much wood to buy!
Alright man, let go in here and buy our wood! How do I use my scale to figure out how much to buy?
20 ft x 24 ft = 480 Square feet of wood that you need!
Dude man..are you serious? We already talked about this. Your drawing was 10 inches by 12 inches with a scale of 1/2 in to a foot. How many 1/2 inches in 10 inches? 20! How many 1/2 inches in 12 inches? 24!. You deck will be 20 x 24 feet!
Wow man! Thanks for your help on my deck..It looks great thanks to you and your fancy scales! Remind me how to do that again..
Well, we used a scale of 1/2 inch = 1 foot so we didn't need to draw some huge picture of the deck. Then we just converted from 1/2 inches to feet. easy!