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I was wondering how come the measurements for the long side is 47.5, when you add up the 12 1x4 it equals to 48" not including the 5 inches from the gaps (.5") wich would give you a total of 53". So wouldn't the cover overlap?
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Posted 2012-11-28T14:54:41+0000  by madeinbrsil madeinbrsil
 

Hello Madeinbrsil,

 

Welcome to the community.

 

The issue that you’re having in adding up the total size is that you’re multiplying the nominal size of the 1” x 4” boards instead of the actual size ¾” x 3.5.

 

The nominal size or call out size is before they surface all 4 sides.

 

So with that said let’s do the math again together.

 

12 x 3.5 = 42 slats

11 x .5 = 5.5 spaces

42 + 5.5 = 47.5 total inches

 

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked that same question in the aisles over the last 19 years. It can be very confusing for people that have not done a lot of woodworking.:smileyfrustrated:

 

Let me know if you have any other questions. I would love to help.

 

Posted 2012-11-28T23:24:46+0000  by Christine_HD_OC
 
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