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Nominal Lumber Size History

Nominal Lumber Size History

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 “History of Yard Lumber Size Standards,” 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.

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