So, a long running curiosity of mine…
I’ve never got my head around Timber sizes as quoted and listed by Timber Suppliers. Not in the sense of the different sizes supplied, different grades etc. I understand all that.
But, one thing I have never understood is the background to the sizing of timber. For example, a 6 x 1 inch piece of timber is actually less than 6 x 1 Inch. Why is it listed as 6 x 1 inch if it is not 6 x 1 inch? Why is the actual size not listed? To me, it might as well be listed as 6 Bananas x 4 Sheep, as the size listed is irrelevant, as it is not what you actually get.
I’m guessing there must be some historical reason behind this, but I do find it a pain sometimes.
Am I correct in stating that PSE timber sizes are the actual sizes? There seems to be so many conventions that sometimes it confuses me, (which is not difficult to do ).
Anyway, just thought I’d ask.