[LMB] lumber rooms, post demographics, Robb

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Fri Oct 5 20:18:05 BST 2007

At 11:32 PM 10/4/2007, Paula Lieberman wrote:

>Two inche by four inch (they've shrunk in dimension over time, for reasons
>that including "finishing" removing some of the wood, and the sort of habits
>that turned a 16 ounce can into a 15 ounce can intoa 14.75 ounce can, or a
>half gallon of ice cream into 1.75 quarts--the volume of product shrinks but
>the price stays the same, or increases...  oh, and the half pound chocolate
>bar went to 7 ounces, then six, then five.. except for Marines, who need a
>ten by twelve... (I TOLD that one to a retired Marine colonel I worked

The 2 x 4 is sawed from the log on 2" x 4" centers, the reduction in 
size is due to width of the saw, planing and finishing, as I understand.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net 

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