Contents

- 1 What is a 2×4 called in Europe?
- 2 What are the standard sizes of lumber?
- 3 Why are wood sizes not the actual size?
- 4 What size do lumber boards come in?
- 5 What is 2×4 wood in MM?
- 6 Are 2x4s really 2×4?
- 7 Is a 2x4x8 actually 8 feet long?
- 8 What does the true size of lumber mean?
- 9 What size is 3 by 2 timber?
- 10 How big is a 2×4 in metric?
- 11 Which is the correct size of commercial lumber?
- 12 What are the dimensions of a lumber board?
- 13 When did the standardization of lumber sizes begin?
- 14 How big is a foot of structural lumber?

## What is a 2×4 called in Europe?

I cant speak for the hole of europe, but at least in Norway a “2×4″ is 48×98 mm. If you go to a lumberyard, you buy 48×98 as everything is measured in metric, but in the daily speach most people still use the term 2×4, 2×8 aso. The Inch measurement is in use as long as we speak about size on TV(40″) and cartyres (15”).

## What are the standard sizes of lumber?

Common Dimensional Lumber Sizes

Dimensional Lumber: Nominal Size vs. Actual Size | |
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Two-by-four or 2 x 4 | 1 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches |

Two-by-six or 2 x 6 | 1 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches |

Two-by-eight or 2 x 8 | 1 1/2 inches x 7 1/4 inches |

Two-by-ten or 2 x 10 | 1 1/2 inches x 9 1/4 inches |

## Why are wood sizes not the actual size?

The “nominal” cross-section dimensions of a piece of lumber, such as 2 X 4 or 1 X 6, are always somewhat larger than the actual, or dressed, dimensions. The reason is that dressed lumber has been surfaced or planed smooth on four sides (called S4S). The nominal measurement is made before the lumber is surfaced.

## What size do lumber boards come in?

The usual lengths are 8′, 10′, 12′, 14′, and 16′. In some of the larger timbers, like the 2×8’s, 2×10’s, and 2×12’s, we also stock longer lengths (some up to 24′), since these are often used as rafters or for floor joists, where longer is usually better.

## What is 2×4 wood in MM?

Nominal vs. Actual Measurements of Dimension Lumber

Nominal Size | Actual Size |
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2 x 4 | 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (38 x 89 mm) |

2 x 6 | 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (38 x 140 mm) |

2 x 8 | 1 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (38 x 184 mm) |

2 x 10 | 1 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (38 x 235 mm) |

## Are 2x4s really 2×4?

At the lumberyard, board sizes are typically given in “nominal” dimensions, but those aren’t the true sizes. Which means, for example, three 2×4 boards laid side by side will not measure a foot across. Because a nominal 2×4 board is really 1-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches. In fact, 2x4s are never 2x4s these days.

## Is a 2x4x8 actually 8 feet long?

Pre-Cut Stud: 92 5/8” Sometimes called a “pre-cut stud,” it’s a little shorter than a full 8′ board, which makes it perfect for building an 8′ wall (hmm?).

## What does the true size of lumber mean?

actual lumber dimensions: Lumber sizes are usually given in “nominal” measurements. The nominal measurements are a board’s size before it has been planed smooth (surfaced) on all 4 sides. The actual measurements are the final size.

## What size is 3 by 2 timber?

75mm x 47mm

75mm x 47mm (3″ x 2″) Treated Softwood Timber – 4.2m & 4.8m – Atlantic Timber.

## How big is a 2×4 in metric?

A 2×4 that you get for building is 3.5″x1. 5″ so that would equate to 89x38mm.

## Which is the correct size of commercial lumber?

The following data is standard reference and size data for commercially available lumber within the USA. All data is in imperial units (Inches). Mechanical Tolerance Variations of Lumber: Dimension lumber can be purchased as dry or green.

## What are the dimensions of a lumber board?

Lumber sizes are usually given in “nominal” measurements. The nominal measurements are a board’s size before it has been planed smooth (surfaced) on all 4 sides. The actual measurements are the final size.

## When did the standardization of lumber sizes begin?

The American Lumber Congress first established nationwide standards for lumber dimensions in 1924 in the midst of the construction boom that followed World War I. The standards govern the sizes of dressed, or surfaced, and undressed, or rough-sawn, lumber. Standardization of lumber sizes and grades goes hand in hand…

## How big is a foot of structural lumber?

1 Structural Wood Lumber Engineering Properties 5″ and Larger. 2 Structural Wood Lumber Engineering Properties | Modulus of Elasticity of Wood | Wood Engineering Design Data. 3 Standard Wood Lumber Nail Sizes Table Nominal Size Actual Size Weight / Foot ** 1 X 3 .75 X 2.5.