I've noticed before that 7 x 1 is provided in different thicknesses by
Just bought some 7 x 1 from a wood yard that I liked, and I'm sure
they've made their wood thinner than it used to be. Obviously you
lose a bit in the planing, but how thin can an inch legally be?
(I'll have to pack it.)
On 14 Aug 2003 00:35:25 -0700, email@example.com (TonyJeffs) wrote:
3/4" - the standard allows this, up to a maximum of 1/2" undersize for
The nominal size is the size as sawn, and it then shrinks from drying
and planing. Originally it was sawn to this size, then ended up
smaller. Nowadays, with more accurate preduction of the drying
process. they can saw it undersize and dry it down exactly to the
limit. So, the sizes have always been "funny", but they're now
smaller than they used to be.
Hardwood is usually measured as it stands, so the size is what you'd
expect - but you'll probably machine it some yourself.
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