Plexiglass isn’t actually glass?

Should I use Plexiglass? Plexiglass is a non-wood product sheet that we sell at Midtown Lumber. Sometimes referred to as Acrylic, Plexiglass is a common replacement for regular glass. This is a good replacement because it can be cut to size as well as for safety...

Misconceptions of Lumber Sizes

You often hear about lumber sizes such as 1×2. However, these are not the exact sizes of the lumber you are buying. Listed below are some examples demonstrating the difference in the name of lumber sizes to the actual size. All sizes are in inches What it is...

How to Write Lumber Sizes

Do you actually want a piece that is 2′ x 3′? As in any industry, there are specific rules and procedures for writing down lumber sizes. Listed below are some general rules that apply when working with lumber (“) after the number represents inches...

How big is a 2×4?

This is the first installment of a series that will explain common, but perhaps misleading, lumber industry jargon. This post will explain how common lumber “sizes” actually measure up. All sizes are in inches What it is called Actual Size 2×2 1 1/2″ x 1...