Don't get me wrong - I'm a woman with a drill, a hammer, an electric screwdriver, a hand saw and I've used them all. I vowed to learn to use tools after I sawed the bottom off of my Christmas tree with the saw on the Swiss army knife. I've installed ceiling fans and door bells. I've replaced light switches and I've now built a robber screen, frames and innumerable bee boxes from Dadant.
Today I went to Home Depot to get the 1 X 2 s I needed to build a shallow, shallow box to contain my SHB trap that I'm putting together. The sandwich container for the trap is exactly 2 inches tall so I've figured that with the inner cover over it, I'll be fine with a 1 X 2 .......
But no, the guy, Levan, at Home Depot patiently explains to me that a 1 X 2 is actually 3/4 x 1 1/2 so I'll need 1 X 3 s for the project (which as I'm sure everyone but me knows is actually 3/4 x 2 1/2).
I thought construction involved precision math - so how in the world does one manage with these approximate measurements - 1 X 2 which really isn't?
Linda T constructionally challenged in Atlanta