What is a 4 x 4 wood?
Besides, what is a 4x4 piece of wood?
Hardwood lumber comes in thicknesses measured in quarters of an inch. 1″ lumber is called 4/4 (four quarters). 2″ lumber is called 8/4 (eight quarters).
Secondly, how long is a 4x4 wood? The old standard of calling this board a 2 x 4 still remains, even though in today's lumber practices, the board has never been 2 x 4 inches in size.
Nominal vs. Actual Measurements of Dimension Lumber.
|Nominal Size||Actual Size|
|4 x 6||3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (89 x 140 mm)|
|6 x 6||5 1/2 x 5 12 inches (140 x 140 mm)|
Consequently, is a 4x4 really 4 inches?
Believe it or not, there actually is some rhyme and reason for why the actual measurements of dimensional lumber don't match their names.
Actual Dimensions and Nominal Dimensions.
|Nominal Measurement||Actual (inches)||Actual (mm)|
|2 x 12||1-1/2 x 11-1/4||38 x 286|
|4 x 4||3-1/2 x 3-1/2||89 x 89|
|4 x 6||3-1/2 x 5-1/2||89 x 140|
How much does a 4x4 cost?
Ricky Beggs, editor at Black Book, researched a few pickup models for the cost variance between new 4x2 and 4x4 models at three years old. For new trucks, the MSRP premium for a 4x4 model is about $3,200 to $3,900. At three years old, the spread is $2,000 to $3,000.