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You offer a Planing Service? What’s That?!

At Midtown Lumber we stock boards ranging from ½” thick to 1 1/16”. However, there are times when a standard thickness isn’t what you’re looking for, so at Midtown Lumber we offer a planing service. Our table top planer allows us to reduce the thickness of the lumber...

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...