73 x 48 mm timber - no longer made?

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Mjward

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Long story short - renovating Edwardian house, have several existing studs that are 73 x 48 mm and need to add just one more to the row so I can board either side, i.e. needs to exactly match the 73mm depth (the 48mm doesn't matter so much).

However, I am unable to source it, closest I am getting (sawn dimensions) is either 75 or 70. Now 2-3mm off for a single stud isn't the end of the world and will most likely go with the 70mm and add some packers but just wondering if its an old/no longer cut dimension? my table saw is currently inaccessible otherwise this would all be moot :)
 

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Old studs tend to be very uneven, it was probably sawn at 3" and has dried and shrunk a bit. Regularised timber makes site work much easier now.
 

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Old studs tend to be very uneven, it was probably sawn at 3" and has dried and shrunk a bit. Regularised timber makes site work much easier now.
Ah that would make sense and yes I'm very much pro regularised. Thanks
 

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Whereabout's in Yorkshire , if near Hull you are welcome to run a couple of lengths through my thicknesser :)
 
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