The lumber taken fromoldhouses is revealing in its variety. By 1900, 2 inches was the most common thickness for joists, rafters, studs, andthelike, and 1 inch for boards.. This was known as saw sizing and the width was usually 1/4-inch scant of the nominal width.
from "History of Yard Lumber Size Standards", Sept 1964 by Forest. Once you go up to x8 the dimensions are 3/4" under nominal, so a 2×8 or .
Lumber sizes varied by region because mills produced lumber based on local building customs and demand. Before 1895, no standards existed for the grading
According to the US Department of Agriculture's â€œHistory of Yard Lumber Size Standards,â€ shipping charges, determined by distance traveled and weight, .
I live in an old farm house that is framed with actual 2" lumber. I'm trying to get an. this interesting. 😛 History of Yard Lumber Size Standards
I'd like to know about the history of the sizes of dimension lumber in the US.. . original piece of lumber 2×4 that is cut wet then dried in a kiln to its nominal size.