how much decking material do i need

If you need both you can still use the calculator to estimate how much material you’ll need for the deck itself. The variety of decking materials and variables is overwhelming. This calculator uses standard 2 x 6 pressure treated lumber for decking available at most hardware stores. 【Get Price】

For a small deck 10 × 12 feet for example determines how much lumber you’ll need by using your detailed plans to count all the pieces of each size: 12-foot 2 × 4s 8-foot 2 × 6s and so on for all framing members including stairs and railings. Add 10 percent to framing and 15 percent to decking to allow for waste. 【Get Price】

To determine exactly how much decking material you need for your new deck please fill in your desired specs into our calculator above. However if you’re unsure what to put in some of the fields please keep the following deck calculation tips in mind: (DSA) Deck Surface Area (in square feet) = Deck Length (feet) X Deck Width (feet). 【Get Price】

You’ll also need to know the joist spacing you are planning to use most commonly 12″ 16″ 20″ or 24″. If you want a deck flooring price estimate you can also include the price per board. If you need to estimate your railing balusters use our baluster calculator. Estimating Deck Materials Without a Calculator 【Get Price】

With the frame of your deck built one of the final steps is overlaying the substructure with decking materials. Depending on the finished look you want to achieve you’ll need to determine just how much material you’ll need to carry out your deck design plans. 【Get Price】