## What sizes does Treated wood come in?

**Pressure Treated Wood**

- 1″ X 4″ (3/4″ X 3-1/2″)
- 1″ X 6″ (3/4″ X 5-1/2″)
- 1″ X 8″ (3/4″ X 7-1/2″)
- 1″ X 10″ (3/4″ X 9-1/2″)

## What is the width of pine boards?

In modern lumber practices, the boards are no longer exactly 2 x 4 inches when first cut, but today’s drying and planing methods still leave the board 1 1/2 inches thick and **3 1/2 inches** wide.

## How wide is pressure treated wood?

**x 6 in.** **x 16 ft**. Standard Pressure-Treated Decking Board.

## What is the difference between dimensional lumber and pressure treated lumber?

The difference between the two is that **pressure treated lumber will resist the elements better than untreated due to chemical preservatives added**, and so will maintain its integrity in conditions that would cause normal wood to rot.

## What size is dimensional lumber?

Technically, you can define dimension lumber as sawed softwood lumber from **2 to 5 inches (5 to 12.7 centimeters) thick and from 4 to 12 inches (10.2 to 30.5 centimeters) wide**. The length of dimension lumber can range from 6 to 24 feet.

## What does dimensional lumber mean?

Dimensional lumber is **wood fiber that is cut to a specific size (thickness/width/length) based on pre-defined, standardized sizes**. Common examples of dimensional lumber sizes include two-by-fours (2x4s) and four-by-fours (4x4s).

## What widths does wood come in?

Dimensional Lumber

Nominal Size | Actual Size |
---|---|

2×12 | 1-1/2″ × 11-1/4″ |

4×4 | 3-1/2″ × 3-1/2″ |

4×6 | 3-1/2″ × 5-1/2″ |

6×6 | 5-1/2″ × 5-1/2″ |

## What sizes does pine come in?

Standard timber lengths are **2.4, 3.0, 3.6, 4.2, 4.8, 5.4 & 6.0m**.

## Why is dimensional lumber not actual size?

Maybe you’ve noticed that lumber sizes are often misleading. The “nominal” cross-section dimensions of a piece of lumber, such as 2 X 4 or 1 X 6, are always somewhat larger than the actual, or dressed, dimensions. The reason is that **dressed lumber has been surfaced or planed smooth on four sides** (called S4S).

## Why is pressure treated wood cheaper than dimensional lumber?

An obvious advantage of untreated lumber is its price; it’s much cheaper than treated lumber. Since CCA-treated lumber was taken off the market, **new treatment techniques use high levels of copper, which is more expensive**. As a result, the cost of treated wood has risen considerably [source: Morrison].

## What is the difference between framing lumber and dimensional lumber?

Structural lumber can be broken down into seven categories: Light framing lumber is 2-inches to 4-inches thick and 4-inches wide. Structural light framing is 2-inches to 4-inches thick and 2-inches to 4-inches wide. **Dimensional lumber and studs are 2-inches to 4-inches thick and 2-inches to 4-inches wide**.

## Is YellaWood better?

Outdoor exposure testing also shows that wood treated with micronized copper, like YellaWood products, **offers superior benefits compared to other copper-based products**, so builders know they’re working with high-quality materials their clients can depend on.

## When did dimensional lumber change size?

During the **late 1940s or early 1950s**, builders in many areas of North America switched to planed 2x4s that measure 1.5″ x 3.5″. Here in rural Vermont, builders are still sometimes building new homes with rough-cut full-dimension 2x4s (or, more commonly, 2x6s) cut on a bandsaw mill.

## What’s the difference between nominal and dimensional lumber?

Nominal and actual dimensions differ. **The nominal dimension is the name of the lumber**: 2×4 or two-by-four, for example. The actual dimension is the size: 1 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, for example. Older homes may have lumber with nominal and actual dimensions that match: 2x4s that are actually 2 inches by 4 inches.

## What is the opposite of dimensional lumber?

rough cut lumber

Dimensional lumber is the exact opposite of **rough cut lumber**. Dimensional lumber is the type of wood you would normally find in a home improvement store. This type of lumber has been thoroughly milled and represents its final thickness. It’s also very smooth and boasts properly rounded edges.

## Is dimensional lumber treated?

Most dimensional lumber is dried in a kiln, but **treated wood is not dried after treatment**. There are exceptions to this, such as foundation grade lumber and plywood, which needs to be dried to a moisture content of no more than 19 percent for lumber and 15 percent for plywood.

## What is the difference between nominal and actual dimensions?

**Nominal size is the size you see printed on the side of your air filter.** **It stems from the actual size, which is rounded up to the nearest whole inch**.

## Can you buy actual size lumber?

**All of our lumber is cut to true dimensions**. Meaning if you order a 2″x 4″ x 10′ the piece of lumber you receive will be 2 inches thick, 4 inches wide and 10 feet long.

## What are the different sizes of lumber?

Hardwood Lumber Dimensions

NOMINAL SIZE | ROUGH SIZE | ACTUAL SIZE: SURFACED 2 SIDES |
---|---|---|

6/4 inch | 1 1/2 inch | 1 5/16 inch (33 mm) |

8/4 inch | 2 inches | 1 3/4 inch (44 mm) |

12/4 inch | 3 inches | 2 3/4 inch (70 mm) |

16/4 inch | 4 inches | 3 3/4 inch (95 mm) |