We have a wood sidewalk leading from the house to street. Recently, one of the board warped and turned upwards. Dunno why now, house is 13 years old. It wasn't rotted but warp it did.
Enneyhow, I had a 'honey do' to fix. Took up old board and discarded. When I did, it seemed a bit thin to me but I have lousy skill at judging sizes. Just figgered it was a hunk of treated 2x6.
Wasn't. When I laid the new cut piece in it stuck up, was thicker than existing boards in the walk. I knew the old piece was thicker than a one bye which, of course is really not a full 1" thick. Measured the hunk took out and found it was exactly 1" thick. Dunno why or what advantage an odd ball size would have.
Good thing I have a planer. Ran the hunk of 2x6 through until it was down to 1" thick and screwed into place.
Anybody have an idea why this walk would be made with such a strange dimension wood?