# Articles

Learn more about how to measure and calculate materials for your construction projects or other projects. Get resources and tools to help you complete the job, such as a printable tape measure or ruler.

## Printable Protractor Download

Download a free printable protractor to measure an angle when you don’t have a protractor or if you need disposable protractor for one-time use.

## Printable Tape Measure – Free 60″ Measuring Tape

Get a free printable tape measure to use for craft, sewing, and remodeling projects. It’s the equivalent of a 60″ flexible tape measure.

## How to Measure Without a Tape Measure or Ruler

Find tips and tricks to measuring a room or project without a tape measure or a ruler using common household items, a printed ruler, or an app on your phone.

## Create a Ruler from a Dollar Bill

Create a 6″ ruler from a dollar bill. Just add a few key folds and you have a ruler ready to go.

## Printable Rulers – Free Downloadable 12″ Rulers

Get one of our free printable rulers for one-time use, craft, and sewing projects. Download a standard 12″/30cm ruler or a 12″ ruler with fraction markings in a PDF file.

## How to Use a Tape Measure

Learn how to use a tape measure and what all of those markings mean and find tips and tricks for using a tape measure.

## How to Read a Ruler

Learn how to read a ruler with descriptions on what all of the markings mean. Standard rulers and metric rulers are illustrated.

## The Best Tape Measures Reviewed

Best tape measures on the market today were reviewed to find the top performer. We compared several tape measures and discuss the best features of each one.

## How to Calculate Linear Feet

How to calculate linear feet of lumber and other materials. Linear feet is simply the length of the material in feet.

## How to Add Feet and Inch Fractions

Learn how to add feet and inch fractions for complex measurements, including how to add inch decimals with inch fractions.