Frame thickness

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Ken Bahlman
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Frame thickness

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I am building the Riviera. A little confused on the thickness of the frame members. I have them at 1inch. Should I plane them to 3/4"?

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Roberta
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When plans say 1" nominal, that means lumberyard 1" which is 3/4" net, or actual. If you have already made the frames 1" net, I would leave them. Might be a little heavier, but no big deal.

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Ken Bahlman
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Thanks Roberta. Seems a waste to plane them down.

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Happy building. Post pictures.

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Anything between 3/4” to 1” is a frame to me.
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