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When someone says a length of wood is 29 inches "net", what are they saying? What does "net" mean?
Some in the trade use that term regarding length as the final/absolute length. Its Etymology is unknown, but likely derived from a worker using an explicit form of a measurement description..When someone says a length of wood is 29 inches "net", what are they saying? What does "net" mean?
+1. usable length.As Jharris2 mentioned, this may be a regional term.
My off-the-cuff thought is that it may mean I have 29 good inches available.
Often a board will have cracks at one or both ends or some defect at an end.
And for butterflies, tennis, ping pong, trapezes, hair, etc...Nets are for fish.