Frequently Asked Questions
What is 3x2 timber in mm?
Here at Beesley & Fildes, we supply 3x2 timber, which is also considered 50x75mm or 47x75mm.
The reason for this discrepancy is because of the way that wood is prepared and cut. Although, when converted, 50x75mm isn’t 3x2 inches (it measures around 2.95 inches by 1.97 inches), the difference will be unnoticeable.
However, you should take this into account when purchasing your 3x2 timber.
What is 3x2 timber used for?
You can use 3x2 timber for structural, decorative and joinery applications.
When working on external projects, tanalised 3x2 treated timber will be perfect for resisting water damage. You can use it to create high-quality handrails or outdoor fences.
3x2 wood can also be used for general construction projects, like wall partitioning, creating furniture, roof joists and floors.
What lengths does 3x2 timber come in?
Here at Beesley & Fildes, we offer 3x2 CLS timber in three lengths: 2.4m, 3m, and 4.8 metres.
Our rough and sawn 47x75mm timber comes in 1.8m, 2.4m, 3m, 3.6m, 4.2m and 4.8 metres. The redwood and whitewood timber we sell comes in various lengths, ranging from 1.8m to 5.7 metres.
However, if you do not see your required lengths, we can cut them on your behalf. Simply add notes in the comments box when you checkout.
Can you build decking with 3x2?
All decking requires a framework or joists to support it. If you plan on using tanalised 3x2 treated timber, this will protect it from extreme outdoor weather conditions. Plus, it will increase the lifespan of your decking.
3x2 CLS timber is tough: softwood timber is the most affordable option and will help you create moisture and bug-resistant decking. If your budget is more flexible, hardwood 3x2 treated timber has incredible durability, strength and fire resistance.
What types of 3x2 timber are available?
Beesley & Fildes offers a varied selection of 3x2 wood. We can supply scant, CLS, treated and rough sawn 3x2 timber for your construction or DIY project.
Our scant 3x2 timber is sourced from slightly thinner trees, making it a structural timber appropriate for internal construction, such as framing, roof battens or joists.
CLS 3x2 timber wood is also appropriate for internal construction projects. It’s a versatile building supply used in carcassing and interior framing. 3x2 treated timber is excellent for various building applications, like creating partitions and framing.
If you’re working on an external project, our C16 and C24 rough sawn 3x2 wood can be used for domestic and commercial projects.
Can this type of timber be painted or stained?
Yes: our 3x2 timber can be painted or stained. However, we offer two varieties of 3x2 timber that have been treated for sale, such as our Eased-Edge Kiln Dried Green Treated Wood and the Eased-Edge Kiln Dried Brown Treated Wood.
If you want to paint or stain your 3x2 timber, ensure that you use a high-quality primer or sealer before applying. Primer will help create a smooth finish on your 3x2 wood.
How do I calculate the amount of 3x2 timber I need for a project?
Free online calculators can help you decide how much 3x2 timber you need for a project. There are countless factors to consider, including what you’re building, its size and budget.