Talk:Plank (wood)

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decimation by decimalisation[edit]

a plank is a medieval measure, and recognised by the 16th century to be any section of sawn timber more than one INCH thick and more then three INCHES wide.

So trying to define it in metric is utter bollox, and a misdefinition.

Suggest you change it before i am forced to. (talk) 19:01, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Is that really a photo of a plank?[edit]

US Navy 090513-N-1060K-122 Ship restorers Chris Hanlon, bottom, and Paul Chiasson line up a new plank of white oak along USS Constitution's starboard side.jpg

I'm not so sure that one of the pictures illustrating this article is really a picture of a plank. It's an interesting image, but I think those guys are holding a big custom-shaped artifact made of plywood, not a single cutting of lumber. -- WikiPedant (talk) 23:25, 21 December 2016 (UTC)