**Studs, joists, and rafters are always spaced 60 cm (23.62 in) on center**. The dimensions of OBS and other sheets are multiples of 60 cm in both dimensions so they can be placed in either direction, e.g., 60 x 240, 60 x 300, or 120 x 300 cm. That’s smart to go with 60cm centers.

## What is a 2×4 in Europe?

closest to 2×4 would be **50×100 mm (fives)**. We often used 40×80 (fours) for roof frames. EDIT: I just learned your “2x4s” are just a nominal size but their actual size is about 1,5 × 3,5 inches or 38 × 89 mm.

## What is a 2×4 called in metric?

Metric/Imperial Table

Metric | Imperial | Lm/M3 |
---|---|---|

100 x 50 |
4 x 2 | 200.0 |

125 x 50 | 5 x 2 | 160.0 |

150 x 50 | 6 x 2 | 133.0 |

200 x 50 | 8 x 2 | 100.0 |

## What is a 2×4 called in England?

If you buy 4 x 2 PAR (Planed All Round), its the same stuff which has been put through a planer to smooth it off, generally its then about **3 3/4 x 1 3/4**. The general term in the UK for wooden partitions is studwork, don’t ask me why, I just know it is.

## What is the typical unit of measure for wall framing?

1. BOARD MEASURE – is the term to indicate that the **board foot** is the unit of measurement for most lumber items. A board foot is defined as a piece one inch thick (nominal) by one foot wide (nominal) by one foot long (actual) or its equivalent. For instance a 2 x 6 also equals one board foot for each foot of length.

## How far apart are studs in Europe?

Studs, joists, and rafters are always spaced **60 cm (23.62 in) on center**. The dimensions of OBS and other sheets are multiples of 60 cm in both dimensions so they can be placed in either direction, e.g., 60 x 240, 60 x 300, or 120 x 300 cm.

## What is 2×4 wood in MM?

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 is the Australian equivalent of a 2×4?

This is similar to this question about metric measurements. In Australia, a common measurement is 90mm x 45mm for timber. A 4×2 would be (approx) **100mm x 50mm** but, as I understand it, that is the milled rather than final measurement.

## What is 4×2 timber in metric?

What size is 4×2 timber in mm? The most common way to express this size of treated timber is in inches (4×2). However, in metric, it is **47mm x 100mm** or 50mm x 100mm.

## Why is a 2×4 not a 2×4?

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 2×4 no longer measures a full 2 inches by four inches.

## What comes first length or width or height?

Measurements always go in the following order: **length x width x height**. For example, if a product is 12″ x 6″ x 8″, it is 12 inches long, 6 inches wide, and 8 inches tall. If there is a fourth number, that is for the depth or thickness of the item.

## How do you measure frame size?

Measuring your frame

To measure the frame, **lay it down on a flat surface face down.** Remove any backing board, mounts and pictures. You will see the frame has a rebate your mounts and backing and glazing will fit on to. Measure the width and height of the internal size of the frame in mm (Fig 3 & 4).

## How do you determine your frame size?

Body frame size is determined **by a person’s wrist circumference in relation to their height**. For example, a man whose height is over 5′ 5″ and wrist is 6″ would fall into the small-boned category.

## How far apart are wall studs UK?

Studs are spaced evenly along the wall usually **16/24″ or 400/600mm**. It is important to keep this spacing to a clean fraction of the plasterboard width, so that the edges of the board always fall on a stud without each board needing to be cut to fit.

## How far apart are studs in a wall Australia?

450mm apart

Vertical studs are normally spaced **450mm apart**, measuring centre to centre. If you are putting a doorway in the wall, leave a space that includes enough room for the door and the doorjamb. The distance between the top and bottom plates may vary slightly, so measure the length for each individual stud.

## How is lumber measured in Canada?

Lumber can be referred to **by its nominal size in inches, which means the actual size rounded up to the nearest inch or by its actual size in millimeters**. For instance, 38 × 89 mm (1-1/2 × 3-1/2 in) material is referred to nominally as 2 × 4 lumber.

## Is the metric system used in construction?

**One metric unit is used to measure length, area, and volume in most design and construction work**: – meter (m). – Use only the meter and millimeter in building design and construction. – Use the kilometer for long distances and the micrometer for precision measurements.

## 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 do carpenters use the imperial system?

**Because it’s not cost-effective to produce wood products to two standards**, the U.S. standard ends up being the standard for pretty much all building materials manufactured in North America. Thus goes the materials-based theory of why most Canadian carpenters still work in inches and feet.

## Why is imperial better than metric?

The basis of the argument is that while the metric system of units is based on scientific constants, **the imperial system is based on the size of everyday items**. From Real Clear Science: While the metric units’ association with physical constants makes them accurate, it makes them less practical for common use.

## What’s more accurate metric or imperial?

**Metric is simply a better system of units than imperial**

The metric system is a consistent and coherent system of units. In other words, it fits together very well and calculations are easy because it is decimal. This is a big advantage for use in the home, education, industry and science.