How do you measure square tube steel?

How do you measure square tube steel?

The Steel Tube Institute of North America specifies the measurement of square tubing by its outside width. For example, a tube with 2-inch wide sides calls out as 2 by 2 inches. Sizes range from 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch to 32 by 32 inch. From 1-1/4 inches to 2-1/2 inches, the sizing varies by a quarter-inch.