25th November 2019


Is a 2 by 4 actually a 2 by 4?

Lumber's nominal dimensions are larger than the actual standard dimensions of finished lumber. Today, a "2×4" board starts out as something smaller than 2 inches by 4 inches and not specified by standards, and after drying and planing is reliably 1 12 by 3 12 inches (38 mm × 89 mm).

What size is a 2x4 Really?

Lumber Dimensions. 2x4s are not actually 2 inches by 4 inches. When the board is first rough sawn from the log, it is a true 2x4, but the drying process and planing of the board reduce it to the finished 1.5x3.5 size. Here are the common sizes of lumber, and their actual sizes.

What does it mean when a truck is 2x4?

A 4x2 is a 2 wheel drive only (popular in Southern states as mentioned, as the initial purchase price and repair costs are less and the ride quality and fuel economy are generally better. A 2x4 is a piece of Wood used for framing homes or other construction projects. 04-24-2006, 18:45 #17.
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