Why is a 2×4 not 2 Inches by 4 Inches? (Solved!)

Have you ever purchased a 2×4 piece of lumber at the hardware store and started working on the project to realize that the 2×4 is not 2 inches by 4 inches. Are lumber companies trying to fool us into thinking we’re buying more lumber than we actually are? The simple reason why 2×4 is not 2 inches by 4 inches …

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