My Civic can fit 6′ boards. At first the lumber guy was happy to help when I needed the boards cut to fit in the car, but the required 1x3s came only in 16′ lengths, and I needed them cut so the resulting boards would fit in the car and be of workable length when I got them home. For example, cutting the 16′ board into four lengths of four feet each would fit in the Civic, but I needed 6′ boards for the sides of the magazine racks. And if I had him cut a 16′ board into lengths of 6′ and 6′, we’d be left with that extra four feet, which he needed me to buy as part of the original 16′ board but was maybe useless to me at home.
It required some on-the-fly recalculations of my build plan while he waited, and somehow it all worked out to me getting a bunch of 6′ boards, 4′ boards, and even some 2′ boards (I don’t remember how that happened, but it made sense at the time), all of which was very confusing and I’m not sure I got exactly what I needed, and the lumber guy undoubtedly would have used any one of those boards to strike me down, had it not defied the rules of Civil Business.
Colonial-American Word of the Day
Angling for farthings: (v) begging out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string
Nominal versus actual lumber dimensions