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Thickness - Lumber And Measuring

The thickness of anything, usually represents the width of that object. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of the thickness, of an individual piece of lumber. The thickness of any object can usually be measured, by using a measuring tape or ruler.

Communication Problems And Construction Terms

When I first started working in construction, it seemed like everyone had their own words for everything. It wasn't long before I realized that there were more ways than one to describe a particular building component or method used to assemble it.

I quit using the word thickness, because it would often confuse other workers. For example, if I asked someone I was working with to measure the thickness of a structural beam, they would usually ask me to provide them with more clarification.

Do you want me to measure the bottom thickness or the side thickness, would be their reply. It wasn't long before I realized that this word wasn't going to cut it, while I was working with others. That's when I started to refer to the width and height of a particular object.

Communication problems can lead to bigger problems, if they're not get in the butt as soon as possible.


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