two-by-four


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two-by-four

mod. small. A two-by-four office with a chair and a desk was where Marlowe hung out.
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Bryant hit the victim with a two-by-four and Colwell poked Walker in the eye with a pole.
With his carefully realized depictions of bricks and two-by-fours floating alone or in elegant yet uncategorizable combinations, Thompson wants to spur the viewer toward a moment of crystal-clear apprehension of the world and the way it's constructed, as well as an awareness of its fragility.
This time, though, the work--also of sections of brick walls, hammered-together two-by-fours, and sheets of corrugated steel isolated and torqued as if hovering against the unpainted linen backgrounds--stemmed from a more personal source.
He says Canada's forest industry will emerge from its down-cycle stronger than ever with a more diverse product base that's not so reliant on producing two-by-fours.
Some producers like Thunder Bay's Buchanan Forest Products have invested in MSR (Machine Stress Rating) machines to test their two-by-fours for strength capabilities and sell them to truss and joist manufacturers at a much higher value.
Products like finger-joints blend themselves better into that market than conventional two-by-fours.