can i use 2x8 for deck boards

What Size Screws to Use for Decking Boards Frame Railings?

Treads are non-load bearing. Therefore standard deck screws can be used. If using standard pressure treated deck boards as treads then #8 3” coated deck screws is the best option. For cedar stainless deck screws of the same diameter and length are best to avoid discoloration.【Get Price】

Joist Hangers for Decks | Professional Deck Builder

Usually the hanger size is the same as the joist size but you can use a hanger that is one dimensional size less than the joist depth—a 2x6 hanger can be used with a 2x8 joist for instance. Keep in mind that the load capacity of the smaller hanger needs to be adequate to support the load on the joist.【Get Price】

building deck 2x8 or 2x10? need help - Forums

2x8 for joists will be fine with 16" OC. Should use 2x10 for beams but 2x8 will be fine as well. If you are worried you can triple the 2x8 for the beams but double will be sufficient. You should put the beams at 7 and 14 feet out from the house with the piers you should do 3 per beam with spacing of 1 7 13. This will be very sturdy.【Get Price】

Make Wood Beam How do I Make a Wood Beam with 2x8 Pieces?

Place the second board on top of the first and apply construction adhesive to that board. Put the third board on top of the second and use the clamps to align the board edges of all three boards. Place three 20D nails through the top board into the middle board beginning at one end and placing three more nails every 2 feet.【Get Price】

5. Installing 2x8 Deck Beams - Deck Plans | Deck Ideas | Deck

Use lag bolts to fasten the 2x8 to the post faces two bolts in each post. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with a second 2x8 on the opposite face of the posts to create the double beam. Lift up the 2X8 beam to the bottom side of leveled joist and fasten into 4X4 support post using 2 rows of four 3¼” galvanized nails.【Get Price】

How to Buy Decking Boards Lumber | Family Handyman

Deck boards: If a deck board isn't perfectly straight you can work the bow out of it as you nail it to the joists. And if there's a foot or two of bad material you can cut out the defect then use the resulting two shorter pieces for a smaller area of the deck stair treads or landings.【Get Price】

25x12 Deck What size Beams/Joists? - Professional Deck

If you want to make it beefy and ensure the deck won't go anywhere then use 2 double 2x10 beams thru bolted to notched 6x6 posts. 2x8 joists @ 16 oc or you can beef the joists up to 2x10. I wouldn't use 4x4's as your supports.【Get Price】

2x8 Treated Lumber as Deck Boards? - Extreme How To

Q: Can I use 2×8 treated lumber as deck boards? A: No that’s a not a good idea. Lumber wider than 6 inches should not be used as a flat surface. Wide flat boards have a tendency to pool rain water which can lead to cupping problems. Stick with 2×6 or 5/4 deck boards.【Get Price】

2X6 or 2X8 for grade level floating deck? : HomeImprovement

Size of it will be 11'X16'. Should I use 2X6 or 2X8 for joists if I am doing 16"OC? I am finding posts out there where 2X6 is used (like one on Seven Trust site) and some (like Bob Villa's site) uses 2X8. Also for Northeast decking part tongue and groove or just regular pressure treated 1X6 with 0.25" gaps?【Get Price】

boards on deck- wider be stronger? |™ - Lawn

For a truck deck or trailer you don't want to use anything wider than a 2x8 myself I will only go as wide as a 2x6. A boards strength when it stands vertical edge up not laying flat so a wide 2 inch board will split. To get the strength you have to use tounge and groove truck decking it is expensive but it makes it stronger.【Get Price】

Using 2 x 10 treated lumber for decking -

Using 2 x 10 treated lumber for decking. by Ron (Clinton OH) I am tearing down a large deck and have an abundance of 2 x 10 treated that are in excellent shape. Can I build a new deck that is 12' x 14' using all 2' x 10" boards including floor decking? Do I need to rip the deck boards down to prevent warping?【Get Price】

How Many Screws Should You Put per Deck Board

You should use two screws at each point that the deck board crosses a joist to hold the boards firmly in place. Three screws should be used to secure the decking to rim joists. What Type of Screws to Use for Decking. Many people use nails instead of screws to secure their deck boards. Nails will do the job and with the use of a framing nailer【Get Price】

2 x 8 joists acceptable - Professional Deck Builder Forums

I have most of the wood already so I would like to build an attached deck 20 x 14. Can I use 2 x8's for the 14' Joists. I will have a 20' beam from 2 x 10's side by side with 4 x 6 posts at 4 in a row/4.5' apart from each other. One beam at 6' away from the house and the other at 12' with 2' cantilever. The deck will be about 3-4 foot off the【Get Price】

using 2x8 treated lumber? -

As decking goes I never seen or heard anyone using 2x8 as decking material. Heavy to carry if you have a 16' deck I assume you plan using 2x8-16' to eliminate joints each board weighs 70LB and even if you use 12' and stagger them each 2x8-12' is 50LB vs. 5/4x6- 12' weighs approximately 10-18LB depending on how wet the board is...【Get Price】

Two Decks Many Lessons | Professional Deck Builder

If I had used 2x8 or larger joists instead I could have for example pulled a solution right out of the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide: Based on the 2009 International Residential Code which is a free download from the American Wood Council at But the guide doesn’t even mention 2x6s in its joist-span tables.【Get Price】

Ledger size - Forum - Bob Vila

I use 2x8 at 10' and like you only go 6-7 ft with 2x6 since I use Seven Trust & Seven Trust the most which are mucho heavier decking. what width can i put a deck on that has a 2x6x18 ledger board Post a【Get Price】