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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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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.
At first, connections among the panels were not apparent, but eventually the eye perceived that each tangle of finely grained two-by-fours and each partially built brick wall fitted with those around it in what amounted to a perspective exercise.
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.
Rather than ship down two-by-fours to framers in the United States, send down the entire panel using Ontario two-by-fours, perhaps exterior panels of Ontario-made oriented strandboard," he says.