|Forum topic by Dave Rutan||posted 08-26-2016 09:37 PM||386 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-26-2016 09:37 PM
I have a question about wood dimension in metric countries (countries in which the metric system is the standard).
Am I correct that lumber is sold in even number centimeters, I.E. 2cm, 4,cm, 6,cm?
What are the typical lengths of boards, 2 meters? 3 meters? (I realize that (apparently) real lumber yards will sell lumber by the cubic meter, right?
On woodworking drawings, are the dimensions typically expressed in millimeters or centimeters. (My research so far suggests that on architectural drawings they are expressed only in millimeters.)
Are the boards you buy actually the dimensions that they are labeled, or are they smaller because they are planed, like in the U.S.?
Thank for useful replies.
I used to have a link to a chart of standard lumber sizes from a German lumber company, but it was on a computer that has since died.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!