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Posted on Is there a standard sequence for writing measurements ?

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#1 posted 09-26-2020 05:23 AM

There is no standard because the industry is so varied. That’s like going into a big box store and asking for the standard plumbing pipe to hook up my sink, that animal doesn’t exist. In the softwood framing lumber industry, everybody uses 2’x4’x8’ so that’s T” x W” x L ’. Now go order a door from Weyerhaeuser and they are going to list the dimensions W x L x T and it will look something like 2’-8” W x 6’-8” H x 1 3/4” T and somebody in the Hardwood lumber industry might use something entirely different to show their lumber sizes so there is no industry standard because there is too much variety in the industry. * The main thing is, when you are working on your your project and you are trying to get your cut sizes or inventory of goods, whatever it is you are trying to do, keep it simple and convert down to the simplest common item, like all inches. forget about the feet – inch dimensions, like 4’-3”, just convert that to 51 inches and save yourself a lot of headache and problems. Use inches and not Feet and Inches together when figuring your cut sizes or product amounts.

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