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Nov 19th, 2014 at 11:51am
 
Slight Rant.
I was recently looking for a small (2'x4') panel for a specific job. I thought I would try Home Depot since I know they now sell a decent variety of species.
I have been dealing with lumber and it's ever changing sizes for years but Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register was a new one for me.
Along with the incomprehensible dimensions, was the listing of multiple entries for the same size, for example did you want that to be .5" thick, 0.5"" thick or 1/2" thick. With different quantities listed for each.
I know there is nothing to be done about such things, although it did end my shopping rather quickly. I will never understand why many large companies seem to have lack luster websites that are riddled with typo's and incorrect information.
Thanks for letting me vent.
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Reply #1 - Nov 25th, 2014 at 11:31am
 
I came across another one while looking at some veneer.
This is from a large online.brick&mortar woodworking store.

'A massive selection of premium 2/83" thick veneers,"  Huh
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Reply #2 - Nov 25th, 2014 at 2:25pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Nov 25th, 2014 at 11:31am:
'A massive selection of premium 2/83" thick veneers,"   

AKA .024 THICK.  Such a weird way of stating it though. Glenn J.
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Reply #3 - Nov 25th, 2014 at 2:50pm
 
You have to constantly play detective to figure out what you're actually looking at.
Who the heck ever heard of an 83rd of an inch.
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Reply #4 - Nov 25th, 2014 at 3:18pm
 
Dead giveaway that the sites were created and are maintained overseas
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Reply #5 - Nov 26th, 2014 at 3:15pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Nov 25th, 2014 at 2:25pm:
Ed Weber wrote on Nov 25th, 2014 at 11:31am:
'A massive selection of premium 2/83" thick veneers,"

AKA .024 THICK. Such a weird way of stating it though. Glenn J.



even an odd ball in metric -- 0.6 mm
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Reply #6 - Nov 26th, 2014 at 4:04pm
 
Any way you slice it (quite literally  Roll Eyes) it's way too thin.
They could have just said roughly 1/32" for us Americans  ;
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Reply #7 - Nov 27th, 2014 at 5:35pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Nov 25th, 2014 at 3:18pm:
Dead giveaway that the sites were created and are maintained overseas

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Spot on Ron
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