Dimensions of lumber

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Old 05-22-11, 07:47 PM
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Dimensions of lumber

Since 2x4 is not really 2" by 4" but more like 1.5" by 3.5", are the thinner lumbers like 1x6 or 1/2X6 really 1" by 6" or 1/2" by 6" or they are shorter too?

I want to fur out the bottom of my wall such that it will be flushed with 1/2" sheet rock, will using 1/2" thick furring strips match 1/2" thick sheet rock or they are all different?
 
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Old 05-22-11, 07:58 PM
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Best to make you own from a 2X4 using a circular saw equiped with a rip guide or a table saw and guide or a radial arm saw.

I have never seen a 1/2" thick furring strip. If you mean the crap big box sells as alleged 1X2s they are usually 5/8" thick.
 
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Since 2x4 is not really 2" by 4" but more like 1.5" by 3.5", are the thinner lumbers like 1x6 or 1/2X6 really 1" by 6" or 1/2" by 6" or they are shorter too?
1x6 are 3/4 x 5 1/2. Oddly enough, the length measurements are actual or slightly over.
 
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