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Shelter Dimension

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Shelter Dimension

Post by Nick » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:15 am

There is a sill in the shelters that is about 4' off the floor. It's the shelf that we all put or small stuff on. I need to know how thick that sill is. It looks to me about 4". Can someone get an accurate measurement for me? No speculations. I need an exact measurement. So, if someone is going out to the Island soon, can you get it for me?
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Re: Shelter Dimension

Post by hooky » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:27 am

I think it's just a 2x4, isn't it? 1 and 1/2 inches by 3 and 1/2 inches. Can't imagine it being a special cut.


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Re: Shelter Dimension

Post by Midwest Ed » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:47 am

It is made from 2x4s but there are 2 of them so there are quantity 2 standard dimension 2x4s that make that ledge. The total thickness would be 1-1/2 inches x 2 = 3 inches plus whatever small air gap there might be from place to place.

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Re: Shelter Dimension

Post by Ingo » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:47 am

No speculations. I need an exact measurement.
Not an exact measurement, but it's thicker than 3". The lumber is rough sawn, not dressed to finished dimensions. Also, pre-1961 even a finished 2x4 was 1 5/8 and pre-1956 wider than that (1 3/4 I think). I'll let you speculate from there :).

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Re: Shelter Dimension

Post by conmcb25 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:18 am

Rough sawn is usually exact not a 1/2" smaller.

But someone should really just measure it for the guy.

My guess is a total of 4" - from the picture those look like actual rough sawn.


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Re: Shelter Dimension

Post by bobcat » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:44 pm

I'll be out there next week, and my compass has a 4" ruler on the baseplate. I'll see what I can do to gather some data for you.

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Re: Shelter Dimension

Post by Nick » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:29 pm

Bobcat,
Thanks. That's just what I need. An exact measurement is what I'm looking for. I need the number ASAP as I'll be on the Island for two weeks starting 9/5.
Nick


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Re: Shelter Dimension

Post by Tortuga » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:18 am

Nick, did you consider calling or contacting the park office?

Mailing Address:
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone:
(906) 482-0984
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They will probably be able to tell you exact measurements.

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