# 木拾い

## English translation: Wood Square Footage Calculation

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 23:23 Oct 22, 2007
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / House construction
 Japanese term or phrase: 木拾い 住宅メーカーの見積もりの中に、積算と木拾いという箇所があります。「木拾い」とは、英語でなんと言えばよいのでしょうか？
 joruriJapan Local time: 05:21
 English translation:Wood Square Footage Calculation Explanation:木拾いをする. (図面からウッドデッキ作製に必要な材の量を割り出すことを木拾いといいます。) ...To calculate the square footage (american) of wood necessary to build a deck. "Wood square footage Calculation. " There might be more smooth construction term for this but I dont have the time at the moment to look for it. I hope this helps. --------------------------------------------------Note added at 10 hrs (2007-10-23 09:32:07 GMT)--------------------------------------------------I just talked with my boss whose an architect in Japan and he says that it used to calculate the amount of wood necessary for any construction, not just decks.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 1 day18 mins (2007-10-23 23:41:19 GMT)--------------------------------------------------In general, its calculating how much much wood you need for a project.
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Gerald Ruffatto
Local time: 05:21
 Many thanks for your kind help!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

1 +3Wood pick-up, wood removal
 Troy Fowler
3 +1Wood Square Footage Calculation
 Gerald Ruffatto
3materials planning
 Kurt Hammond

Discussion entries: 2

18 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
Wood pick-up, wood removal

Explanation:
I'm totally guessing, but my first hunch was that this refers to picking up wood scraps or possibly clearing woody material from a construction site.

Assuming this is the case, then any of the following will do:
Wood pick-up
Wood removal
Wood clearing

Good luck!

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-10-23 01:01:15 GMT)
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Leochanに教えていただいた参考サイトを見ると、全く違うことを言っている様ですので、先の回答を無視して下さい。（えらっすんまへん→ｍ（＿）ｍ）

では、『木拾い』が木造住宅を作る際に、木材などの順序を決める過程であれば、
"wood scheduling"はどうでしょうか？

 Troy FowlerUnited StatesLocal time: 12:21Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 4

agree  Leochan: Troyさんの答えを読んでなるほどーと思ったのですが（笑）、どうも違うようです。参考サイトのリンクをNote to Asker 貼り付けます。肝心の英訳は思いつかないので、どなたかお願いします。　　　//Troyさんの2回目の答え（かKathyさんのtimber scheduling)に１票です！
 1 hr
-> なるほど。そうすると全然違うことを言っていますね。ご指摘をありがとうございました。

 7 hrs

agree
 16 hrs

7 hrs   confidence:
materials planning

Explanation:
This comes to my head based on leochan's reference. I use this term when deciding how much of which length of material to purchase when I do major home renovations. (Should I buy 6 10foot long 2x4s or 10 6 foot long 2x4s? It depends on the dimensions of the project and what types of cuts will be made. The objective is to minimize waste and to end up with leftover cuts that can be reused for other, shorter cuts. )

Based on the 'cost estimate' example, I assume that these terms are intended to recover man hours spent on 'materials planning and calculation' .

 Kurt HammondUnited StatesLocal time: 12:21Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 42

10 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
Wood Square Footage Calculation

Explanation:

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Note added at 10 hrs (2007-10-23 09:32:07 GMT)
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I just talked with my boss whose an architect in Japan and he says that it used to calculate the amount of wood necessary for any construction, not just decks.

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Note added at 1 day18 mins (2007-10-23 23:41:19 GMT)
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In general, its calculating how much much wood you need for a project.

 Gerald RuffattoLocal time: 05:21Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 4
 Many thanks for your kind help!

agree
 38 mins

neutral  KathyT: right, in other words "timber scheduling."
 1 hr

neutral  Leochan: 最近木造の家を建てたのですが、住宅メーカーは大体が既成のサイズの木材を用意していて、この大きさのボードを何枚、この太さの柱を何本とかいう感じで必要な材料を決めるのだと思います。ですから、square foot calculationというのはちょっとイメージが違うように思うのですが。。。。
 3 hrs

 Oct 23, 2007 - Changes made by Can Altinbay: Language pair English to Japanese » Japanese to English

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