In this article, you will see a list of items that are 6 meters long. It can be difficult to know the length of something in meters if you don’t have a measuring tool handy.
But referencing other items of similar size can be a huge help. Knowing the size of certain things is not only helpful but it’s educational and fun to learn.
6 meters is equal to 19.685 feet or 236.22 inches.
Here are 10 things that are 6 meters long.
7 Baseball bats
Baseball bats are available in a variety of sizes and most players will choose a bat that suits them the best. A child playing in little league will use a bat that is much smaller than players use in the major leagues.
Most bats used in Major League Baseball (MLB), will range in size between 32” – 42” but most players will use a bat that is around 33” or 34”.
For example, one of the most popular players in MLB, Mike Trout uses a bat size that is 33.5” long.
If you were to place 7 baseball bats that are 34” long together in a row, they would equal 238 inches long or just over 6 meters in length.
1 Shipping container
Shipping containers are commonly used for storage or for sending things overseas on a boat. Many people use them for shipping vehicles.
A standard size shipping container is 20 feet long. Larger containers are also available and measure 40 feet long. Most likely you have seen a shipping container and are familiar with its size.
A shipping container is a perfect reference for something that is 6 meters long. As mentioned, 6 meters is equal to 19.685 feet which is about the same size as a shipping container.
4- 65-inch TVs
One of the most popular tv sizes on the market today is a 65-inch. Many people who own a 65-inch tv will either wall mount the tv or place it on a stand or fireplace.
One thing that many people don’t understand is the number given for the tv represents its screen size and not the actual size of the tv.
For example, a 65-inch tv has a screen size of 65 inches measured diagonally from corner to corner. The actual width of the tv itself is only 58 inches.
Therefore if you could place 4 of these 65-inch TVs side by side at 58 inches each, they would equal 232 inches in total. This is just shy of measuring 6 meters long.
If you have a standard-size loveseat in your home, you are familiar with its size. Although loveseat sizes can vary, a standard loveseat will measure 48 inches or 4-feet long.
Using a loveseat can be used to reference the size of 6 meters as 5 loveseats placed together will equal 240 inches long. 6 meters equal 236.22 inches long which is just short of 6 meters.
If you prefer to use feet instead of inches, 5 loveseats equal 20 feet long which is very close to 6 meters.
1 Single car garage
It’s common for many homes to have either a single car or double car garage. If you live in a house that has a single-car garage, it most likely measures 20 feet in length.
The standard dimensions of most single-car garages are 12 feet wide x 20 feet long.
If you are looking to reference the size of 6 meters long, simply check out a single car garage and it will be very close to being 6 meters in length.
2.5 Pieces of 2×4 lumber
One of the most popular pieces of lumber used in construction projects is the 2×4. They are commonly used for framing houses, sheds, and decks.
Although a single piece of 2×4 lumber can vary in size, the most common size is an 8-foot length.
If you can place 2 and a half of these 2×4 boards together in a row, they would equal 20 feet long which is very close to measuring 6 meters in length.
11- 24-inch iMac computers
The popular Apple iMac computer is used by millions of people around the world including myself. The iMac is available in 3 different sizes. 21.5 inch, 24 inch, and 27 inch.
Similar to a computer monitor or tv, the size of the iMac references the actual screen size measured diagonally from corner to corner.
The actual dimensions of the iMac itself would be smaller.
For example, If you own a 24-inch iMac, the actual width is 21.5 inches. Placing 11 of these iMacs together side by side will equal 236.5 inches in length which is almost exactly 6 meters long.
A bathtub is another great tool to use when referencing size as many people will have one in their home.
Although bathtubs can vary in size, the most common bathtub measures 60 inches or 5 feet in length.
If you could place 4 standard-sized bathtubs together, they would equal 20 feet long which is slightly over the size of 6 meters.
This gives you a visual reference for how long 6 meters is.
Another item that most people have in their home is a door. A standard size door serves as a perfect reference for the size of something as everyone is familiar with how big a door is.
Although the size of a door can vary depending on its use, the most common sized door used in house construction is 80 inches tall. This is equal to 6 feet and 8 inches.
If you placed 3 doors together in a row, they would equal 240 inches long, which is only around 4 inches longer than 6 meters.
Therefore, 3 doors placed lengthwise is around 6 meters long.
4 Hockey sticks
Similar to the baseball bat mentioned above, the size of a hockey stick can vary. A child’s hockey stick will be smaller than a pro hockey player will use.
Most players in the National Hockey League (NHL), will use a stick length between 56 inches and 63 inches long. This usually depends on your height. A taller player will use a longer stick.
If the average NHL hockey player uses a 58-inch-long stick, placing 4 of them together in a row would equal 232 inches long.
Although 4 hockey sticks are not exactly 6 meters long, it is very close and gives you a great reference for something that is 6 meters long.