Re: Using 2X lumber for boxes?
I suppose one argument against 2x lumber is - it is heavier (for a set # of frames contained).
Well, who said the # of frames must be set to X.
Make it (X-1) to make up for the heavier box.
Or make a smaller box or a smaller frame or make them both smaller.
Doubling the thermal mass of the wall - this is where it really counts.
Doubling the R-value counts, but less so.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.