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Nominal lumber knowledge is article about Shop Blog bookmarked by victor with ID 12506981048 was uploaded on 06-04-2019 and has been viewed 377,617 times.

I don't know exactly when I learned that a 2×4 isn't 2″ x 4″, but I'm quite sure it was well before I joined the staff of Popular Woodworking.I studied English literature and journalism in college, and took one shop class in grade school that covered little more than basic turning - no construction.

When I was a kid, I was busy playing soccer and bugging my mom to let me take riding lessons, not building stuff.And neither of my parents built stuff, either (though I recall hearing some cursing during a DIY tiling job).

My grandfather built stuff, but it wasn't until I was in my 20s that I ever joined him in the shop.Yet I knew as a kid that '2×4' was a nominal measure (though I wouldn't have at the time used that term), not the actual width and thickness of the stick in question.

And just look at a 2×4 - it is clearly not 2″ x 4″.Commercial construction lumber hasn't matched its nominal S2S size when dry since 1906, according to the 1964 the Forest Products Laboratory 'History of Lumber Sizes' report.

And the current standards have been around since before I was born -...

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I don't know exactly when I learned that a 2×4 isn't 2″ x 4″, but I'm quite sure it was well before I joined the staff of Popular Woodworking.I studied English literature and journalism in college, and took one shop class in grade school that covered little more than basic ... Nominal lumber knowledge is article about Shop Blog bookmarked by donald with ID 12506981048 was uploaded on 06-04-2019 and has been viewed 377,617 times.

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Our editors looked through our archives for their favorite articles and videos on lumber and materials.Featured below are the top seven articles and videos about choosing lumber, air- or kiln-drying it, leveling it with a shopmade router jig, and designing with grain Lumber and materials our favorite articles is bookmark about Lumber Materials bookmarked by andy with ID 1377990550 was uploaded on 15-01-2019 and has been viewed 356,572 times.

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Moisture Meter Tells When Lumber Can Be Used

How do I know if the kiln-dried lumber I order from out of state needs to acclimate to my shop before use? Moisture meter tells when lumber can be used is article about Lumber Materials bookmarked by alex with ID 11492943378 was uploaded on 22-01-2019 and has been viewed 61,021 times.

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Composite Decking For Stickering Lumber

I want to air-dry some maple, and I have heard that it is prone to sticker stain.Would stickers made from plastic composite decking material prevent this problem? Composite decking for stickering lumber is article about Lumber Materials bookmarked by morris with ID 12460045400 was uploaded on 27-02-2019 and has been viewed 99,578 times.

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10 Tips For Mail Order Lumber

Synopsis: Before you go out and spend your hard-earned money on a bunch of beautiful-looking boards from an online supplier, there are a few things you should know.The Internet is an effective way to find just the right lumber for your project, as long as you educate yourself and take ... 10 tips for mail order lumber is article about Lumber Materials bookmarked by oscar with ID 11017685859 was uploaded on 01-04-2019 and has been viewed 46,507 times.

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Dry Your Own Lumber

Synopsis: You can save money and enjoy the convenience of having a stockpile of great wood at hand if you learn to air-dry your own lumber.Dave Spacht, who has run a small sawmill for more than 25 years, demonstrates how to transform green wood into stable, seasoned boards.First, he'll show ... Dry your own lumber is article about Lumber Materials bookmarked by tyler with ID 11272872088 was uploaded on 25-02-2019 and has been viewed 60,801 times.

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Lumber From Mini Mills

Synopsis: Looking for unusual or interesting boards that you won't find at the local hardwood supplier's? You might want to check out one of these boutique sawmills.Usually run by a single person, mini-mills are spread throughout the country and can be filled with unusual local woods at bargain prices.Mario Rodriguez ... Lumber from mini mills is article about Lumber Materials bookmarked by kirk with ID 13634487959 was uploaded on 29-01-2019 and has been viewed 288,819 times.

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Low Cost Lumber

Like most woodworkers, I love beautiful wood.And I want to use the best I can find in the furniture I make.Woods like cherry, walnut, and white oak, however, can cost $6 or $7 per board foot, and much more in some regions.Even in the best of times, that adds up ... Low cost lumber is bookmark about Lumber Materials bookmarked by andy with ID 130408823 was uploaded on 13-03-2019 and has been viewed 57,533 times.

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Ancient Lumber From New Zealand And South Carolina

You may have been excited to pick up some lumber reclaimed from a neighbor's barn, but those boards are young compared with some of the wood surfacing recently.In the last few years, excavators in South Carolina and New Zealand (see photo, above) have pulled workable logs from soggy ground that ... Ancient lumber from new zealand and south carolina is article about Lumber Materials bookmarked by joseph with ID 13874600374 was uploaded on 24-03-2019 and has been viewed 350,261 times.

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Spalt Your Own Lumber

Any product associated with rot and decay is likely to have an image problem.Spalted wood is no exception: You're more likely to find it in your firewood pile than in your local lumberyard Spalt your own lumber is post about Lumber Materials bookmarked by carlos with ID 1522910964 was uploaded on 17-01-2019 and has been viewed 279,477 times.

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Air Drying Lumber

Synopsis: Lee Grindinger explains the benefits of drying your own lumber without a kiln, then tells you how to proceed.He describes the shrinkage you can expect, what to tell the mill operator, how to end-coat the log, choose stickers, build a solid stack, how to watch it, and when to ... Air drying lumber is post about Lumber Materials bookmarked by byron with ID 11190901479 was uploaded on 29-01-2019 and has been viewed 333,482 times.