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Wood Measurements - Actual

#1
09-09-05, 06:22 PM
Herrmann22
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Wood Measurements - Actual

Does anyone have a link to a website where it has the actual measurements of wood? For instance, a 2x8x10 is not those actual dimensions so I am looking for a simple way to calculate my wood measurements. So, if I had the actual sizes of the boards it would make life much easier!

Any help would be appreciated. BTW, I could always take a measurement of the actual board I know this, but I am not in a hardware store at the moment and I am trying to figure a bunch of stuff out tonight if possible!

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09-09-05, 08:08 PM
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http://www.woodbin.com/ref/wood/lum_dimensions.htm

Originally Posted by Herrmann22
Does anyone have a link to a website where it has the actual measurements of wood? For instance, a 2x8x10 is not those actual dimensions so I am looking for a simple way to calculate my wood measurements. So, if I had the actual sizes of the boards it would make life much easier!

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09-10-05, 05:49 PM
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simple rules

While that website did give you the dimensions, there was a lot of other stuff you didn't need and may have confused you.

For all "two by" (2x) the thickness is 1-1/2"

Widths are as follows 2, 4, 6 are 1/2 less - 2x6 is 5-1/2"

2x8 and up, sizes are 3/4" smaller hence - 2x8 is 7-1/4

There are a couple more dimensions you need to know for building decks. They are 4x4 - 3-1/2 x 3-1/2

5/4 decking is really an actuall 1" (this is most prevalent, some vary)

"One by" material is 3/4" thick

Hope this helps

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09-10-05, 09:12 PM
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What am i missing??

What difference will knowing the ACTUAL dimensions vs. the NOMINAL dimensions make?

None, unless you are stacking them.

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