lumber thickness

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mike961
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lumber thickness

Post by mike961 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:14 pm

Hi looking to start buying mahogany to start he frames on my Gentry build. It say's 1" thickness for the frames, is this a true 1" or 3/4" finished size required? Thanks Mike B

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Re: lumber thickness

Post by neel thompson » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:22 pm

Mike,,, The finished thickness of the Gentry frame lumber is 3/4". If I remember right, there is something in the instructions where they talk about wood thickness. You can also measure off of the plans if you are not sure. Best of luck with your build,,, Neel

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Re: lumber thickness

Post by Roberta » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:47 pm

If it says nominal or lumberyard 1" that means 3/4". If you buy 4/4 or larger unfurnished lumber, you can finish it to 3/4" or leave it a bit thicker if you want.

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mike961
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Re: lumber thickness

Post by mike961 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:49 pm

Thanks for the information, I guess first thing to do is look at the plans. Thanks Mike B.

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Re: lumber thickness

Post by footer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:13 am

Mine was all rough cut to between 1" and 15/16". I left it at that. The way I see it, it's not seen and thicker is stronger.

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