Do they make 5 4 x 8 deck boards?

5/4 x 8 Tigerwood – Exotic Wood for Fascia & More Fascia also made of Tigerwood will outlast many alternative products that require a ton of time-consuming maintenance. 5/4×8 Tigerwood decking offers great aesthetics as well as: A rich, warm look that is also extremely durable.

What are the actual dimensions of 5/4 decking?

5/4 Decking Actual Dimensions 1″ x 5.5.” If you use 5/4 decking, you are getting two-thirds of the board of a 2×6. Like getting a Big Mac without the middle bun, still decking just less. There are some trades off with this difference. Some are positive, and some are not.

How wide is a 5 4 x 6 deck board?

The nominal measurements are a board’s size before it has been planed smooth (surfaced) on all 4 sides. The actual measurements are the final size….Decking Planks.

Nominal Size Actual Size
5/4 × 6 1″ × 5-1/2″
6/4 × 6 1-5/16″ × 5-1/2″

How far apart should 5 4 deck boards be?

For 5/4 pressure treated decking, it should be installed tight and allowed to shrink to provide water drainage. With cedar 5/4 decking installation should be with 1/16″-1/8″ gap (2-3mm), which will expand to 1/8-1/4″ (3-6mm) once the wood has dried.

How much does a 5 4 deck board weigh?

Weight 16.75 lbs
Nominal Thickness 5/4″
Nominal Width 6″
Deck Material Premium Pressure Treated
Length 8′

What is the best size wood for decking?

Width: Six-inch wide boards are ideal in most cases. Four inch wide material takes longer to install, creates more gaps and requires a lot more fasteners—but you can use it. Eight inch wide boards, because of their greater width, have more of a tendency to crack and cup; avoid using them.

Why do they call deck boards 5 4?

It simply refers to how many 1/4-inches thick the rough stock is. For example, 4/4 (read out loud as four-quarters) is 1-in. thick in the rough. 5/4 is 1-1/4-in.

Can I use 1×6 for decking?

Width of material: We recommend only 1×4, 5/4×4 or narrower boards. Never use 1×6 or 5/4×6 material in close to ground applications. Spacing between boards: You must allow space for your deck boards to expand when they take on moisture, as they will inevitably do when exposed to wet weather, rain or high humidity.

How much weight can a 4×6 hold horizontally?

To do that, you need to know, “how much weight can a 4×4 hold?” 4×4 can hold up to 4,000 pounds when laying horizontally with the right support. Vertically, a 4×4 should support 4300 pounds but can hold significantly more.