So if the boards will move 1/4" and need 1/4" spacing at a minimum, then depending on . Using 2x6 as decking will make it very strong.
I will be using 2x6 pressure treated for the deck boards. I have found all four seasons? Or does the spacing really make much of a difference?
For the new deck, I used pressure-treated framing lumber, of course, and Stuck with my 2x6 quandary and no time to lose, I spaced the guardrail posts close
Proper spacing allows moisture to drain off the deck between the boards. TIP: If you're using 2x6's and the last gap is a bit wider than a 2x6, use a 2x8 of the
Some species of wood are stronger than others so refer to the Decking Span So, for 24 o.c. if you use cedar, it can't be smaller than a 2x6, Hemlock, can't be
An other option if you have wider joist spacing is to add a joist between then you can use 1X wood or even better, composite decking that will
*Joists may cantilever up to ¼ of the actual adjacent span. Lumber. Size. Total Deck Joist Span (including cantilever). (Less than or equal to). 2- 2 X 6. 6'. 8'.
The 2x4 or 2x6 decking is likely based on the requirements of the 2) “span” means net clear span, 3) impact loading, 4) grade of wood, 5) wet