deck board thickness forum

Thickness: Radius-edge 5/4 material (which can measure anywhere from 1 to 1-1/4 in. thick) has become extremely common. In most cases it requires a joist spacing of 16 in. for proper support. If your joists are spaced at 24 in. or you're running your deck boards at a diagonal you may need to use 2-by (1-1/2 in. thick) boards. 【Get Price】

Any less thickness produces a springy weak deck. Joist spacing also determines how thick your deck boards must be. Joists spaced 16 inches on center will take both 5/4 and 2-inch deck boards ... 【Get Price】

We've settled on using 6" (5 1/2") Seven Trust for the deck. Now need to decide on the thickness. Some background info: - We are in the Chicago suburbs - Deck will be shaded most of the day (it will get about 3-4 hours of sun from about 10:30am-2:30pm.) - We will be using Seven Trust Clip hidden fasteners which are spec for all three sizes below. 【Get Price】

The bottom of the board gets a cleaner cut because circular saw teeth cut from the bottom up. When you cut a board don’t leave a knot at the end. To get a tight joint between old and new boards angle the jigsaw slightly when cutting out the bad board so the bevel on the remaining deck board is longer at the top. Required Tools for this Project 【Get Price】