to tom fire og fire tom

English translation: 2x4 - Two inch by four inch

12:03 Nov 28, 2019
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Forestry / Wood / Timber / sawmill
Norwegian term or phrase: to tom fire og fire tom
I am translating a book, a Norwegian series, and the action takes place in a sawmill.
A customer wants to order beams/planks to build a summer barn and the dimensions are given as "to tom fire og fire tom".
Does someone know what are the dimensions in centimeters or inches? Can someone decipher the phrase, so that I know how to translate it?
Mange takk!
Katarzyna Lewandowska, PhD
Poland
Local time: 11:36
English translation:2x4 - Two inch by four inch
Explanation:
Tomme: Lengdemål som tidligere blir brukt ved omsetning av trelast. 1 tomme = 25, 4 mm (eng.)

To-tom-fire: Gammel betegnelse på skurlast i dimensjon 50x100 mm, eller justert skurlast i dimensjon 48x98 mm
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jeffrey engberg
Norway
Local time: 11:36
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Mange takk!
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4 +22x4 - Two inch by four inch
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2x4 - Two inch by four inch


Explanation:
Tomme: Lengdemål som tidligere blir brukt ved omsetning av trelast. 1 tomme = 25, 4 mm (eng.)

To-tom-fire: Gammel betegnelse på skurlast i dimensjon 50x100 mm, eller justert skurlast i dimensjon 48x98 mm


    https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomme_(m%C3%A5l)
jeffrey engberg
Norway
Local time: 11:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Mange takk!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Enrique Bjarne Strand Ferrer: 2x4 and 1x4 I would assume.
3 hrs
  -> not 1x4, 4x4

agree  Michael Ellis: Agree, see my discussion entry.
1 day 16 mins
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