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HELP.

I'm trying to mend my boundary fence in the back garden. The cross rails that the feather edge board nails to are, I believe, called cant rails.

I've found a supplier not too far away, and the picture looks exactly right, but I'm confused by the terminology.

They are called "Treated Cant Rails (Ex 47 x 125mm)".What is Ex ?

So, what I want is 47mm thick, but the back dimension is 64mm and the front 52mm, with the top sloping.

Where does the 125mm come in ? :?

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Maybe its an angled cut through a 5x2, the 125 might then refer to the pair?

Drop them an email and see if they can tell you?
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Ali Tait wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 11:38 amExternal?
Not quite, a supplier explained it, see picture. Ant was correct. :)

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pre65 wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 11:28 am They are called "Treated Cant Rails (Ex 47 x 125mm)".What is Ex ?
Correctly, this should be "2ex", i.e. two pieces cut from 47mm x 125mm stock. "ex" is short for ex-stock. However, "2ex" confuses some folk because they think they're getting both the bits from the stock size, instead of one. So many sites just use "ex", but some use "2ex" just to confuse everyone.
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