Lumber Cut List Calculator
This useful calculator tells you what stock you will need to buy in order to cut a large number of smaller pieces from it. This calculator optimizes for the best cut pattern, based on common stock - so that you are not wasting a lot of stock by not cutting wisely. With this calculator, the thinking is done for you - so you can rest assured that you are cutting in the least waseful way. This is like Nesting Software. but for 2D stock.
Algorithm used: assumes that longer stock is preferable to shorter stock. No consideration is given to cost or cut minimization - just waste reduction optimization is considered.