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hobbies and interests woodworking# What size is 2x2 wood?

Last Updated: 18th June, 2021

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

2 x 3 | 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (38 x 64 mm) |

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) |

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In this regard, what does a 2x2 measure?

Finished Lumber Sizes

NOMINAL SIZE | ACTUAL SIZE |
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2x2 | 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" |

2x3 | 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" |

2x4 | 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" |

2x6 | 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" |

Similarly, why is a 2x4 not 2 inches by 4 inches? "Dimensional" lumber is the general name for framing lumber. 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. Because of this extra milling, a **2x4** no longer measures a full **2 inches** by four **inches**.

Also question is, what are standard wood 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 (1.83, 2.44, 3.05, 3.66, 4.27, 4.88, 5.49, 6.10, 6.71 and 7.32 meters).

What is the actual size of a 2x8?

Nominal vs. Actual

2x Lumber | |
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Nominal Size | Actual Size |

2x4 | 1-1/2 x 3-1/2 |

2x6 | 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 |

2x8 | 1-1/2 x 7-1/4 |