Originally Posted by muse435
While writing this i had a thought, the hinge is probably bigger than 3.75 in or so an I wont be able to get away with a 2x4. I will get the appropriate size that will allow this to work for me.
The real question i have is "how well does 2 in of wood work as an insulator? Do i need/should use foam as well?"
I have no idea why it's done this way, but to the the best of my knowledge:
a 2x4 is actually 1.5 x 3.5
a 2x6 is actually 1.5 x 5.5
a 2x8 is actually 1.5 x 7.25
a 2x10 is actually 1.5 x 9.25
a 2x12 is actually 1.5 x 11.15
and so on and so forth....
Wood is a decent insulator, but for a few extra bucks, i'd put some foam on the back.