Often used in wall framing, roof framing, and floor framing, 2x1 lumber is strong enough to support the weight of a structure, but also lightweight enough to be easily handled and installed. It’s relatively inexpensive when compared to other framing materials such as steel or concrete, and is a highly versatile material that can be easily shaped and used for planed baseboards, mouldings and so much more.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is 2x1 timber in mm?
The term "2x1" refers to the dimensions of the lumber or wood, with the width being 2 inches and the thickness being 1 inch. In mm, this would be 50.8mm x 25.4mm. We stock 2x1 that fit these requirements on our website.
What lengths does 2x1 wood come in?
At Beesley & Fildes, we stock 2x1 treated timber wood in sizes 22m x 50mm and 25mm x 50mm. However, 2x1 wood can come in a variety of sizes. Be sure to check the size you need before placing your order with us.
What is the standard batten size?
When it comes to 2x1 battens, the standard size is 25mm x 50mm. This is the average size in the UK and the dimensions that we most commonly stock. It’s always best to double-check your batten size, however, as this will stop any nasty surprises!
How far apart should 2x1 battens be?
An easy way to calculate this is to divide the distance between both top and bottom battens by the number of courses needed. This will give you a gauge of how far apart you’ll need to space the battens for your roofing or other DIY projects.
What type of wood is used to make 2x1 timber?
2x1 timber can be made from a variety of wood types including pine, cedar, spruce, and fir. The specific type of wood used in your timber may vary depending on its intended use. This is because different wood types offer different pliancy rates. We stock a range of different 2x1 timber types, so you can rest assured that we have you covered no matter your project.
How much is 2x1 with Beesley & Fildes?
The price of our 2x1 timber varies depending on the type of wood used, the length of the timber, and the quantity purchased. You can shop our full range of 2x1 treated timber on our website.
Can I use 2x1 wood for both indoor and outdoor projects?
Absolutely! Our timber has a unique, natural and rustic look that lends to a wide range of design styles. You can leave the wood untreated or paint it to match your style, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor DIY projects.
Is 2x1 the most cost-effective timber to use?
Compared to other types of wood, 2x1 timber is relatively inexpensive and widely available. This makes it a popular choice for builders and DIY enthusiasts who are looking to complete projects on a budget.