how to choose the correct lumber sizes for deck floor joists based on span, spacing and lumber dimensions. part 2. do-it-yourself decks. deck floor joist spans
the depths of joists can vary by as much as 3/8 in.; the 12-ft. long 2x10s at your lumberyard may measure 9-1/8 in. in depth, while the 16-footers measure 9-1/2 in. deck boards secured to uneven joists will flex more and the fasteners will creak and pop. use joists that vary less than 1/8 in.
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if you are designing a deck, one of the calculations that you need is the size of the lumber required to span the distances between the deck supports or deck supports and wall. the lumber span is from the inside of the support on one end to the inside of the support on the other end, as shown in figure 1.
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you can adjust the size of the deck to suit your needs. you can add railings, deck planters or other elements. you can add more steps or no step at all, according to the specification of your yard. this project was about 8×8 deck plans. if you want to see more outdoor plans, we recommend you to check out the rest of the projects.
finished lumber sizes framing lumber, is usually sold by the piece in standard lengths and dimension. the lumber is generally sold in lengths of 6', 8', 10', 12' and 16'.
maximum span for 2 x 10 16'oc is 13'-8' with a 24' cantilever but this is minimum building code and sometimes minimum code is not good enough. did you attach cross members between the joists, this prevents them from twisting and helps stiffen up the deck so it doesn't feel bouncy
you will need six 4-by-4 or 6-by-6 pieces of lumber for the posts and four 2-by-10 pieces of lumber that are at least 10 feet long. the latter will combine to make up the two large beams to support the deck. you will also need eight 2-by-6 beams for your joists, which have to be at least 8 feet long.
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.
if you choose pressure-treated lumber, you'll have a choice between 5/4 x 6 decking or 2' material typically 2 x 4 through 2 x 8 . the size and species of the decking you choose will determine the spacing between your joists. recommended spacing for common decking boards is as follows: