I want to use Draw's scaling function but my brain goes fuzzy when I try to set up CorelDraw to do this.

I want to draw a board that's 2-inch by 4-inch by 8 feet so that when I measure its length by using the measurement function in Draw 12 I get 8 feet. I want to draw this on a sheet that's 11 inches wide by 8.56 inches high. How do I set up my scaling to obtain this?

(for example a 2x4 piece of lumber, when I measure it in CD, measures 2 feet x 4 feet).

Let's start with this: when I was a young lad, I was doing building maintenance. I learned the hard way that a 2x4 doesn't actually measure 2x4. Which I thought is crazy, but it's true: