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I need to order lumber (birch plywood or equivalent) 2x4. 1x pine etc. for a theatrical scenic project in Italy. Can someone tell me what the standard dimensions are for your basic construction supplies?
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I need to order lumber (birch plywood or equivalent) 2x4. 1x pine etc. for a theatrical scenic project in Italy. Can someone tell me what the standard dimensions are for your basic construction supplies?
Thanks for your help.
Are you buying here and shipping to Italy. This is confusing. but here goes on some standards:
sheet goods are 4' X 8' . 2X4 is 1 1/2" X 3 1/2" , 1 X 4 is 3/4" X 3 1/2 ".

You might Google all of this and get a more comprehensive list.
 

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I will be ordering and building in Italy. I am familiar with our (US) standards, but not sure how to specify in Italy. For Example how would I call out for the equivalent of a 4x8 x 3/4" sheet of birch plywood G1S.
 

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I will be ordering and building in Italy. I am familiar with our (US) standards, but not sure how to specify in Italy. For Example how would I call out for the equivalent of a 4x8 x 3/4" sheet of birch plywood G1S.
Well, you've got me, I only build in the USA and have never had to convert. maybe the Italian suppliers would be able to tell you what their version of a 2X4 is.
 

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I found a UK site asking why plywood was still in Imperial (US) when the rest of the indystry went metric. Tell what what you paid per sheet when you get back:eek:. STICKER SHOCK
 

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Plywood is actually 48 x 98 inches it appears from the site I grabbed this from (US Prices)

HydroCore BS1088 Marine Plywood 2440 x 1220mm

HydroCore Marine Plywood, Approved to the BS1088 standards, and very durable for most aspects of boatbuilding.

Item Price
4mm $37.20
6mm $47.80
9mm $72.60
12mm $83.60
15mm $92.90
18mm $103.80
25mm $118.75
You might also check this out from AWC
http://www.awc.org/HelpOutreach/faq/FAQfiles/Metric_Lumber_Conv.html
 

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38mm x 89mm is a metric 2x4
19mm is equivelent to 3/4" or 1x material
1220x2440 is a 4x8 of plywood.
Is that what you are looking for?
 

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well in ireland all our timber is in metric 4x2 is 98mm x 44mm.6x2 in 150mm x 44. 8 x 4 sheets are 2400mm x 1200mm.And 3/4'' is 18mm. but saying that our drywall comes in 8ft long and 1200mm wide so bit of both which is crap.All our measureing tapes are both metric and imperial.
 
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