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Southern Pine Decks - Southern Forest Product Association

Southern Pine decking and 2x6 lumber used for decking are both rated to span up to 24 inches on center when installed perpendicular to the joist system (boards must span across at least three joists). However, many pros recommend limiting the R.E.D. span to 16 inches on center to reduce board deflection (springiness).

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How to Select Lumber for a Deck Better Homes & Gardens

Once you get your materials to the work site, protect them from direct sunlight and moisture, especially if you expect your deck building to spread out over several weekends. If your lumber is not kiln-dried, let it dry for several weeks. Stack the boards flat—keep them off the ground with concrete blocks or 4x4s and insert 2x2

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How to Install Wood Deck Boards Today's Homeowner

Building a wood deck makes a great DIY project for your home. When using pressure treated wood that's still saturated with preservative, install the boards without a gap between them. When nailing into the end of deck boards, turn the nail over and tap the point with a hammer to blunt the nail and prevent splitting.

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How to Buy Decking Boards Lumber — The Family Handyman

Pressure-treated lumber is rated according to the pounds of preservative retained per cubic foot of wood; the higher the number, the better the protection against fungi and insect attack. Select decking boards with the preservative concentration suitable for their use. The three common ratings: Above-ground use (.25,

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HOMETIME HOW TO, Decks - Installing Deck Boards

If you've allowed for an overhang on the deck board, you'll have to notch out the ends of the 1st board a little to fit the cut-out in the siding, equal to the depth of the siding and the length TIP: If you're using 2x6's and the last gap is a bit wider than a 2x6, use a 2x8 of the same wood species, ripped down a little if necessary.

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Building Your Deck - North American Retail Hardware Association

Decking–If you choose pressure-treated lumber, you'll have a choice between 5/4 x 6 decking (1x5-1/2 actual size) or 2" material (typically 2x4 through 2x8, all 1-1/2" Recommended spacing for common decking boards is as follows: Up to 8 feet, 2x6 (Southern pine, Douglas fir, Western red cedar, S-P-F, or Hem-Fir)

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Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of wood decking vs. composite and vinyl manufactured decking materials. Watch a video on forms these days. There are over a hundred different man made decking products on the market today. Wood decking is commonly available in 2x6 and 5/4 x 6 profiles. 5/4 x 6 is

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Cedar vs. PT vs. Composite and 2x6 vs 2x10 - DecksGo

Aug 25, 2014 My 16 x 18 deck needs to be rebuilt. I had three builders come Both #1 and #2 said they could put composite down over existing joists (2x6). But Guy #3 says no way, Pressure treated has some benefits but beware the pitfalls depending on the type of wood, grade and treatment. The species are usually

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Pressure Treated Lumber - Deck Framing - Advantage Lumber

Cheap 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 2x12, 4x4, & 6x6 pressure treated yellow pine in stock. Buy your deck framing with us and SAVE over the big box store! Our pressure treated deck framing is treated with MCA (Micronized Copper Azole) and in our West Coast location, the wood is treated with ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary).

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Treated Boards, Decking, Lumber & Timbers at Menards?

Has other variations 6 Variations Available · 1 x 8 Above Ground AC2? Green Pressure Treated Lumber. Sku #: 1110383. Not Available Online. Sold in Stores. 0.0. 1444422500693. 9. Compare Check. Compare

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