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Old 05-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #16
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using 2x4's for joists

A long time ago, in a place far away, a 2x4 was actually 2 inches wide and 4 inches deep. These types of lumber are now referred to as full size, and are generally unavailable except by special order, or if you mill them yourself. The standard dressed sizes for softwood lumber can be found on this website:

and typically a 2x4 is in fact only 1-1/2 inches x 3-1/2 inches.



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