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DIY Lumber Tips and Wood Buying Guide

Plexiglass Isn’t Actually Glass?

Should I use Plexiglass? Plexiglass is a non-wood product sheet that we sell at Midtown Lumber. Sometimes referred to as Acrylic, Plexiglass is a common replacement for regular glass. This is a good replacement because it can be cut to size as well as for safety...

Misconceptions of Lumber Sizes

You often hear about lumber sizes such as 1x2. However, these are not the exact sizes of the lumber you are buying. Listed below are some examples demonstrating the difference in the name of lumber sizes to the actual size. All sizes are in inches What it is called...

How to Write Lumber Sizes

This post goes into how to write lumber sizes the correct way, written for people who are not in the lumber industry.

How Big Is A 2×4?

This is the first installment of a series that will explain common, but perhaps misleading, lumber industry jargon. This post will explain how common lumber “sizes” actually measure up. All sizes are in inches What it is called Actual Size 2x2 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" 2x3 1...