I am planning to build the recycling center (from Ana's book) which calls for a 1 x 2. Imperial converted to metric is 19mm x 38mm (internet google references and blog references confirm this measurement, although of course it could be incorrect). Today when I went to the hardware store their wood sizes started at 19mm x 42mm. When I asked the Customer Service Rep about 38mm he said, he that the store didn't stock it and that he didn't think it was available in Australia in pine. Possibly in a hardwood.
Has anyone else had this issue? I'm sure a lot of Ana's plans call for 1 x 2 so hopefully someone will have the answer.
Also the store told me that they can cut the wood but each cut would be about 5mm out due to their saw cut. Half a centimetre is quite a bit I would have thought.
Is anyone else from Melbourne and can recommend a quality timber yard who cut accurately (within a mm)?
Thanks in anticipation.