Is that a wood 2 by 4? Well, not exactly. This size refers to “dimensional lumber”; wood that has been dried, milled, finished and cut to a standard width and depth in inches. This can make quite a difference in any wood project you may take on. Have you ever had to leave your supplier and go back to the drawing board? (insert a GPS “recalculating” joke here)
Tell us about your experience. In the mean time, this article could help you with your wood project planning.