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I am building a 24x12 deck, how many decking boards will I need?

24x12 deck  need number of boards and posts to purchase

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Posted 2013-05-11T14:07:01+0000  by penni penni

Hi penni,


Thanks for joining us here on the community!


Estimating Materials for your decking can be a simple matter, as long as you know all your measurements first.


For example, we've got the measurements for the deck itself, but not for the posts, or how it will be installed. At least with the boards for the deck floor, I would start with at least 50-52 2"x6"x12" deck boards. This accounts for 10 percent waste for the materials.


Depending on how you will build the deck will determine how many framing members as well as how it will be installed.


Your deck could be sitting on slab concrete or on posts. So with that said, we would need more information regarding how your deck will be installed.


One link I will give you is shown below. It is the anatomy of a deck and works great as a starting reference. Click on the image for more information.


Anatomy of a Deck


Update us on the specs for your deck, and we can get you squared away with the right materials.


Hope to hear from you soon,


Posted 2013-05-11T15:36:54+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
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