Decking lumber, 5/4 or 2x6?


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Old 05-14-03, 08:09 PM
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Decking lumber, 5/4 or 2x6?

What are people using now and what do you recommend? I will have 16" centers on my joists.

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Old 05-14-03, 11:27 PM
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You can go either way. 16" spacing is the most that a 5/4 will span, whereas a 2X6 can span 24" max. (I assume that you are talking wood, not a composite!)

Unless there is a HUGE difference in the price, I would go with the 2X6. Your narrower joist spacing is just going to make the deck feel that much more solid.
 
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Old 05-15-03, 10:14 AM
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