12 Common Things That Are 2 Feet Long

By Measurement Of TeamILast update - Apr 24, 2024I7 Min Read
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Have you ever wondered how long 2 feet really is? It's a length that can be easy to visualize once you start thinking about everyday items that fit this measurement. This article explores some common objects that are 2 feet long, from the mundane to the intriguing.

How Big is 2 feet?

Two feet is made up of 24 inches. It is almost equivalent to 61cm, 60.96 cm to be exact. If you are more comfortable with yards, then 2/3rd of a yard makes up 2 feet will be easier for you to comprehend the size.

2 ft = 24 inches = 60.96 cm = 0.666667 yard

2ft long everyday objects

Here's a list of objects that are 2 feet long. We jump into details right after that.

  1. Two rulers
  2. Eight hockey pucks
  3. Half length of twin bed or one-third length of California king bed
  4. Two shoeboxes
  5. Two Subway subs
  6. Two letter size papers
  7. Golden Retriever Dog
  8. Garden hoe
  9. Five bowling pins
  10. Three standard pencils
  11. Inside width of a standard casket
  12. Table lamp

1. Two Rulers

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One of the most common examples of two feet can be rulers. Typically, a standard-size ruler is twelve inches long. This size makes it easy to measure objects up to one foot. So naturally, you can get the measurement of 2 feet when you place two rulers end to end.

We often use rulers in the classroom, workshop or just whenever we need to measure something at home.

2. Eight Hockey Pucks

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Hockey pucks typically measure around 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch in height. These are excellent example of common 1 inch objects.

So, if you place 8 pucks side by side in a line without leaving any space in between them, you get 2 feet.

This unusual use of hockey pucks to measure height might be a rare sight. But it serves as a playful reminder of how everyday objects can take on new roles and dimensions.

There's another fun way to get a reference of 2 feet using hockey pucks. When you stack them vertically, one on top of the other, you'll find that 24 hockey pucks make 24 inches or 2 feet! So, next time you're watching a hockey game or practicing your skills on the ice, watch out for that puck.

3. One-third width of California king bed

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Beds are one of the most common objects on the list cause every house has beds. Well, that's true. But there are different types of beds and their sizes change accordingly. 

California king size beds are slightly narrower than standard king-size beds. Its width measures 6 feet. So if you can imagine one third of that width, then you get 2 feet.

California king size beds are suitable for larger rooms. It ensures a comfortable accommodation of the users. These are suitable for those who look for longer beds, even longer than king size beds. Check out our detailed write-up about standard bed dimensions.

4. Two Shoeboxes

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Shoeboxes are designed to hold our precious footwear, and their dimensions can vary based on the shoe's size and style. While they come in various sizes, many of them are designed to be approximately 1 foot in length to keep your shoes safe and organized.

For women's shoes, it's about 13" long, and men's shoeboxes are roughly 14" long. Just put two boxes head to head, and you'll have an approximate length of 2 feet.

Whether you're arranging your closet, storing your seasonal shoes, or just admiring your collection, these shoeboxes have your back—literally!

5. Two Subway Subs

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Moving from household items to food, think about your favorite Subway subs. A standard 'Footlong' Subway sub sandwich is around 12 inches in length. When you combine two of these delectable creations, end to end, you have a satisfying duo that spans about 2 feet.

The same height, 2-foot, can also be made with four of the 6” Subway subs.

Whether you're indulging in a classic BMT, a veggie delight, or a custom creation of your own, these long sandwiches are a delicious treat.

6. Two Pieces of Paper

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The humble sheet of paper is another item that can reach the 2-foot mark when we stack or arrange it accordingly.

A standard sheet of letter-sized paper, measuring 8.5 by 11 inches, nearly reaches 1 foot in length. Place two of these papers end to end, and you'll have a close estimate of 2-feet length.

Papers are blank canvases where ideas are jotted down, stories are written, and artwork takes shape.

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7. Golden Retriever Dog

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Moving on to our furry friends, a full-grown Golden Retriever dog can reach approximately 2 feet in height at the shoulder. Though a male Golden Retriever can reach up to two feet or 24 inches, a female Retriever might only reach 22.5 inches tall. It takes about 18 months for a pup to become an adult. However, they may reach their full height by 9-12 months.

These lovable and loyal companions are known for their friendly nature and make wonderful family pets. They are also one of the most common breeds. Their golden coats and warm personalities are truly endearing. 

8. Garden Hoe

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A tool like the garden hoe is crucial in maintaining your outdoor oasis. The handle of a small size garden hoe is typically around 2 feet long.

Gardening enthusiasts know that the quality of their tools can significantly impact the outcome of their efforts. With a 2-foot-long handle, the garden hoe lets you weed, cultivate, and prepare the soil well. It's a reliable companion for anyone with a green thumb.

9. Five bowling pins in width

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You have probably gone for bowling with your friends many times. Have you noticed the size of the pin? The height of a ten-pin bowling pin is 15 inches and its diameter (at the widest part) is 4.75 inches. So if you place 5 such pins next to each other in a line, you will get 23.75" which is almost 2' in length.

Well, you have another way of estimating 2ft length -from the pin's height. If you can visualize one full pin and three fifth of other pin placed one on top of the other, then you get 24" height. But this one might be a little tricky to picturize.

10. Three standard pencils

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A very common stationery item is pencil. A new, standard wooden pencil is about 7.5 inches long on average. So if you add three pencils end-to-end you get a total length of 22.5" which is really close to 24" or 2'.

You can use mechanical pencils for the same estimation. However, these are usually 7 inches long. So using three such pencils you will get 21", which is also close to two feet.

11. Inside width of a standard casket

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This one is an eerie kind of reference. We have all seen caskets in movies and may be in real life, too. Although not all human beings are of the same height or weight, there is a standard size of casket used usually since it needs to fit in the burial chamber. On average, a casket has an inside width of 24 inches. The outside dimensions are slightly bigger.

12. Height of table lamp

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Table lamps are a staple in many homes, and they come in various shapes and sizes. These lamps not only provide illumination but also contribute to the ambiance of your home.

What many of them have in common is a height of approximately 2 to 3 feet from the base to the top of the lampshade. And you can easily find 2-foot ones in many stores.

Placed on bedside tables, desks, or living room end tables, these 2-foot-tall lamps add both function and style to your space.


So we've explored everyday things that are about 2 feet in length. From rulers to table lamps to caskets, these objects show us that 2 feet measurement is quite common and useful in our daily lives. Check out common 1ft long objects.

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