# How Thick Is a 2x4?

## Answer

A 2x4 is a piece of wood that is usually used to build something. This measurement stands for two inches thick and four inches wide. A two by four is about eight feet long. Even though these measurements are given for this piece of wood, the actual measurements are different depending on how dry the wood is and how the wood was milled. The measurements that are more accurate are one half by three and a half.
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