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Hi, I'm going to be building a 12 ft by 14 ft deck and wondered what the standard joist size would be. They will run the 12 ft length on 16" centers. Thanks

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Posted 2012-04-16T19:06:03+0000  by heavyd41363 heavyd41363
 

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Most deck companies and installers don't have one specific size they use, but considering it is a 12' x 14' deck, a sturdy size would be using 2" x 10"s. The larger the joist size the longer the allowable joist span, which for 16 o.c., will be sturdy for this deck. 

 

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Posted 2012-04-16T20:19:42+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
 
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