composite deck profiles and measurements. here youll find every detail on our products, from the width of a board to the length of a post sleeve everything that makes seven trust unlike anything else. 4.45 in x 4.45 in x 40 in or 113 mm x 113 mm x 101 cm external dimensions 4' x 4' x 108'
on a deck i always frame parallel to the house and run the boards perpendicular so that most of the water will be shed away from the house. we allow a pitch of 1/4' to the foot and surface tension lets it roll away.
8' x 36' rail kit w. round balusters stair 96 in x 36 in or 243 cm x 914 mm actual dimensions 6' x 42' rail kit w. round balusters horizontal 72 in x 42 in or 182 cm x 106 cm actual dimensions 6' x 42' rail kit w. round balusters stair 72 in x 42 in or 182 cm x 106 cm actual dimensions 8' x 42' rail kit w.
a 2x4 board is actually only 1 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. the way this comes about is that when lumber is cut from the logs, it is considered 'rough cut.' the wood is still green and wet. once the wood dries, it shrinks. then, after it is dried, the wood is planed to smooth the surface and make the wood a uniform size.
with a long narrow deck for example, you can use short boards and run them across the width of the deck to give an illusion of reducing the length and increasing the width. another alternative is to create a pattern on your deck so that the length of your deck seems to be reduced.
understanding wood and learning about proper construction techniques has given us a new lens to see a deck through. one of the things we learned was that there is a right side up on deck boards. and it isnt the prettier side of the board. have you ever seen a deck where one board is rotting while the board right next to it is perfectly fine?
which is better for deck flooring: 2x6 or 1x6 deck boards? ask question asked 8 years, 8 months ago. i'm wondering if there are any specific pros or cons for using the same 2x6x10' boards, vs. 1x6 deck boards? of course i realize that the 1x6 boards wont support the same amount of weight as the original boards, but i think the 2x6's might