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What is a 2×4 called in metric?

A 2×4″ timber (“stud”) in the US is the original dimension before planing — when sold, it is 1/4″ less on each side, making it 1–1/2″ x 3–1/2″. In metric countries, this is sold as a 38 mm x 89 mm timber, literally the same dimension (to the nearest mm).

What size is 4 by 2 timber?

4×2 Timber lengths 3.6 metres x 100mm x 47mm.

What does a 2 by 4 actually measure?

Nominal vs. Actual Measurements of Dimension Lumber

Nominal Size Actual Size
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)

What size is 2 by 1 timber?

2×1 PSE Scandinavian Whitewood ( ex 22x50mm; – Finished size : 44x18mm ); Machined from Sawfalling Scandinavian Whitewood Boards – Finished size : 44x18mm; Generally cut from FSC® or PEFC® Certified Softwood Timber; 2×1 Planed Softwood is ideal to use as edging, battening, framing and for timber stud-work.

What size is 3 by 2 timber?

47mm x 75mm

What’s the difference between CLS and C16 timber?

The CLS timber falls into the easy-edge C16 timber. The easy-edge timber is usually graded as standard C16 timber, but it is smoother and machine-finished making it suitable for a wide range of construction jobs. The easy-edge CLS wood timber is widely used in framing.

What size is CLS timber?

38 x 63mm

What is CLS timber stand for?

Canadian Lumber Standard

Can CLS timber get wet?

As I’m sure you know, it’s the end grain wot’s most susceptible to moisture, so by all means pour whatever preservative you buy into a bucket and drop the CLS ends into them for 10 minutes. That’s the bottom ends, ‘cos the top ones will have a roof over them so won’t ever see the rain…

How strong is C24 timber?

Grading Timber – Properties & Strengths

Strength & Properties Class C16 C24
Compression parallel to grain (N/mm2) 1.8 7.9
Compression perpendicular to grain (N/mm2) 2.2-1.7 2.4-1.9
Shear parallel to grain (N/mm2) 0.67 0.71
Modulus of elasticity mean (N/mm2) 8,800 10,800

What does CLS mean?


Acronym Definition
CLS Community Legal Service
CLS Commission on Life Sciences (NAS)
CLS Clinical Laboratory Scientist
CLS Common Language Specification (Microsoft .NET; set of conventions intended to promote language interoperability)

What is a 4 by 2 wood?

DIMENSIONAL LUMBER: In the past, when a timber was called a 2×4 [or “two-by-four”], it actually measured 2 inches by 4 inches. Now, most timber is milled and planed to give it a little more of a finished look, and a little more of a consistent size and profile. A 1×6, for example, actually measures 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.

What does Finished size mean timber?

Finished size = size after planing/machining. Cover = actual width a rebated/T&G board covers. (hi bigjohn!)

What are the standard timber sizes?

It is thus possible to find 2×4s that are four, eight, and twelve feet in length. In Canada and the United States, the standard lengths of lumber are 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 feet (1.8, 2.4, 3.0, 3.7, 4.3, 4.9, 5.5, 6.1, 6.7 and 7.3 m).

What does F7 timber mean?

Structural Timber F5 & F7 H3 protects against moderate decay, borers and termites and can be used for cladding, fascia, pergolas, decking, carports, balustrade, fencing, beams, joists, and bearers. Rougher Header Kiln Dried RHKD F5. Rougher Header Kiln Dried RHKD F7.