Thread: 2 X 4 wood
02-28-2005, 11:25 PM #1Associate Member
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2 X 4 wood
Is the measurement of a 2 X 4 1 1/2 by 3 1/2? IF so what does that make a 2 X 2 after the factory planning?
03-01-2005, 03:47 PM #2
The factory doesn't plane the wood. The wood is cut to actual 2"x4" dimensions. Then after the wood is set to dry for about 3 to 6 months, it shrinks to its new, smaller dimensions. I'm sure there is a formula to estimate wood shrinkage as a function of time.
ANd the first to joke about "wood shrinkage" wins $1000000000000000000000000000!
03-04-2005, 05:18 AM #3
Yep, shrinkage after the wood dries. The older way, was let the wood cure/dry before it entered the saw mill, but since pine is most used wood, and production demands have increased, it is ripped before it is fully cured..thus the shrinkage.
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