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COMMON LUMBER DIMENSIONS

Lumber sizes are usually given in "nominal" measurements. The nominal measurements are a board's size before it has been planed smooth (surfaced) on all four sides. The actual measurements are the final size. Actual sizes may vary slightly due to the moisture content. Nelson-Young’s quoting and invoicing is done in nominal measurements.  See below for the expected actual measurements: