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Old 09-05-2008, 05:54 PM   #11
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Unless it says dimensional lumber it's not going to be to the size it says it is.

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Old 09-05-2008, 05:56 PM   #12
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:00 PM   #13
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Ahhhh I get it now. Please excuse my ignorance, I'm new to woodworking projects.

2x6 it is then. Thanks Evan

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I guess I'm a little lost on the problem with the 2x4. Are you attaching the collar to the base or the top? If to the base, attached the hinge to the wood, don't worry about where it overlaps. If attaching the wood to the top, reattach your hinges to the base then attached the top of the hinge to the wood collar.
Well the problem is that there are two sets of holes on the hinges, one set of two at the top and one set at the bottom. If I install the hinges on the collar, as is, I will only be able to attach one set of screws. The other set is hanging off the wood and I would need to drill into the freezer.... exactly what I don't want to do. I suppose I could drill through the hinge to make new holes, but I'd prefer not to.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:02 PM   #14
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Ah, I get it.

2x6. Simplest solution.

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Ah, I get it.

2x6. Simplest solution.
Unless you go with a 1x6, but then a 1x6 is actually 3/4" by 5 1/2". Uh oh, here we go again.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:23 PM   #17
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1x6 would be alright, but it might be a little too thin. I'd probably have to add some insulation.

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I'm using 5/4 x 6's for my collar. Bought 2x6 but it was too wide to sit even around my lid. So there's that option.

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Yeah, Nominal size is sawn timber. Studs now are planed size, meaning ex 2X4 ie 1/4 inch less all round

It seems to me though that timber merchants have taken advantage of tradition and simply make up their own rules these days.

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Meh, there's nobody in the industry who doesn't understand that it's just a naming convention. The entire construction trade is based around this; things like how thick insulation is to properly fit into a wall cavity. Nobody's "taking advantage" of anything, it's just how things are and have been and will be.

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