# What is the actual size of a 4x4?

### What is the actual size of a 4x4?

Nominal vs. Actual Measurements of Dimension Lumber
Nominal SizeActual Size
2 x 121 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (38 x 286 mm)
4 x 43 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (89 x 89 mm)
4 x 63 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (89 x 140 mm)
6 x 65 1/2 x 5 12 inches (140 x 140 mm)

### Why is a 2x6 not 2x6?

It's lumber that is “dressed” is when it looses it's actual size. And that's not including the heat treating and/or kiln drying processes too. In short, 2x6 are referred to as 2x6 because it's easier to say and understood throughout the industry that we are only referring to its nominal dimensions vs its actual.

### What size is 2x6?

1x4 are 3/4″ x 3–1/2″, 2x4 are 1–1/2″ x 3–1/2″. Again, 2x6 are 1–1/2″ x 5–1/2″. Also to know, how long is a 2x6x8?...What is the actual size of a 1x2 board?
Nominal SizeActual Size
1 x 23/4 x 1 1/2 inches (19 x 38 mm)
1 x 33/4 x 2 1/2 inches (19 x 64 mm)

### What's the difference between 1 x 4 and 2 x 4 lumber?

A piece of 1 x 4 pine, for example, actually measures 3/4 inch thick and 3 1/2 inch wide, while a 2 x 4 framing stud is actually about 1 1/2 inch thick and 3 1/2 inches wide. To further confuse things, hardwood sizing standards are different than softwood standards, and hardwood is typically sold by a unit of volume known as the board foot, ...

### How big is a quarter of a piece of wood?

In other words, a board that is 1 inch thick, and 12 inches wide and long contains one board foot of hardwood lumber. Additionally, hardwood may be sold in quarters. Each quarter refers to 1/4 inch of thickness, meaning that a 5/4 board is roughly 1 1/4 inches thick.

### How big is 2.2 cubic inches of lumber?

Nominal vs. Actual Measurements of Dimension Lumber Nominal Size Actual Size 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) 2 x 12 1 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (38 x 286 mm) 4 x 4 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (89 x 89 mm) 14 more rows ...

### What's the difference between 1 / 2 inch and 3.4 inch plywood?

The most common nominal thicknesses of plywood are 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch, but once again the actual sizes are slightly different. A sheet of 1/2-inch plywood is really 15/32 inch thick, while a 3/4-inch sheet is 23/32 inch thick.