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About the measurements, the Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees size and Materials
A bit about the measurements given
Note: The measurements are given in both standard (inches) and Millimeter measurements. (millimetres).
The measurements are given in inches first, followed by millimeters in brackets (Abbreviation for millimeter which is a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. 25.4 mm equals one inch.).
The standard (inch) measurements are best suited to North America and the metric (mm) measurements are best suited to Australasia.
The standard (inch) sizes are not an exact match to their equivalent metric (mm) sizes. So use one or the other.
A bit about the wood size
The legs are of 2×2 (50 mm x 50 mm) stock, and the footrests are of 2×4 (50 mm x 100 mm) stock.
2×2 actually finishes at 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″, and 2×4 actually finishes at 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
That is the ‘actual’ or true size (North America).
And the metric equivalent…
50 mm x 50 mm actually finishes at approximately 45 mm x 45 mm, and 50 mm x 100 mm actually finishes at approximately 45 mm x 90 mm.
That is the ‘actual’ or true size (Australasia).
Materials you will need
• Legs: Two pieces of 2×2 (50 mm x 50 mm) wood at 75″ (1905 mm) long.
• Footrests (option #1): Two pieces of 2×4 (50 mm x 100 mm) wood at 7″ (178 mm) long.
• Four 3/8″ (10 mm) carriage (Are round headed bolts with square shoulders that resist rotation when located or driven into place. They can be called coach bolts or carriage bolts depending on which part of the world you live in. The head end of the bolt does not need a washer, but the other end of the bolt (the nut end) usually does.) bolts that are 6″ (150 mm) long, with washers & wing nuts.
• Footrests (option #2): Two pieces of 2×4 (50 mm x 100 mm) wood at 7″ (178 mm) long.
• Two 3/8″ (10 mm) carriage (coach) bolts that are 6″ (150 mm) long, with washers & wing nuts.
• Two 2″ x 5″ (50 mm x 125mm) Covered with a protective coating of zinc. One of a series of parallel members used to support the floor. Part of the framing that provides the structure for a floor. hangers. Note: If you can only purchase longer joist hangers, then cut to suit.