# What is the actual size of a 4 x 4?

Asked By: Scottie Venzal | Last Updated: 15th June, 2020

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Lumber Dimensions

Nominal | Actual | Actual - Metric |
---|---|---|

2" x 12" | 1-1/2" x 11-1/4" | 38 x 286 mm |

3" x 6" | 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" | 64 x 140 mm |

4" x 4" | 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" | 89 x 89 mm |

4" x 6" | 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" | 89 x 140 mm |

Also question is, 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 |

Also, what is the actual size of a 5 4 board? Hardwood Lumber Dimensions

Nominal Size | Rough Size | Actual Size: Surfaced 2 Sides |
---|---|---|

5/4 inch | 1 1/4 inch | 1 1/16 inch (27 mm) |

6/4 inch | 1 1/2 inch | 1 5/16 inch (33 mm) |

8/4 inch | 2 inches | 1 3/4 inch (44 mm) |

12/4 inch | 3 inches | 2 3/4 inch (70 mm) |

Likewise, what is the height and width of a 4x4 photo?

Requirements

Country | Any Country (Generic) |
---|---|

Document Type | Other |

Size | Width: 40mm, Height: 40mm |

Resolution (dpi) | 600 |

Image definition parameters | Head height (up to the top of the hair): 70%; Distance from top the of the photo to the top of the hair: 8% |

What size does lumber come in?

Common Dimensional Lumber Sizes

Dimensional Lumber: Nominal Size vs. Actual Size | |
---|---|

Two-by-four or 2 x 4 | 1 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches |

Two-by-six or 2 x 6 | 1 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches |

Two-by-eight or 2 x 8 | 1 1/2 inches x 7 1/4 inches |

Two-by-ten or 2 x 10 | 1 1/2 inches x 9 1/4 inches |