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How much weight can a 2x8 hold?


  1. How much weight can a 2x8 hold?
  2. How much weight will floor joists hold?
  3. How far can I span a double 2x8?
  4. How much does a 2x8 weight per foot?
  5. How far can a 2X8 span without sagging?
  6. How far can you cantilever a 2X8 deck joist?
  7. How much does a 2x8 pine board weigh?
  8. Can a 2X8 span 16 feet?
  9. How do you calculate timber weight?
  10. How heavy is a 2x8 lumber?

How much weight can a 2x8 hold?

The weight that can be supported by a double or triple wood headerSpan (feet)Weight Supported (lb)2 x 2" x 6"3 x 2" x 8"42250585061680469083990

How much weight will floor joists hold?

That means the joists can support a minimum of 40 pounds per square foot live load. Though, by consulting the 50 pounds per square foot live load/10 pounds per square foot dead load table, you can see the joists' span would need to be reduced to 11 feet 11 inches to support heavier weight safely.

How far can I span a double 2x8?

Depending on various factors, the maximum span for a 2×8 floor joist is 16' 6”. The maximum span for roof rafters is 23' 9”. For headers, the maximum span is 11' 2”.

How much does a 2x8 weight per foot?

Lumber Weight ChartWeight of Dimensional Lumber2 x 61.5 x 5.52.342 x 81.5 inch x 7.25 inch3.09 lbs2 x 101.5 x 9.253.952 x 121.5 x 11.254.80

How far can a 2X8 span without sagging?

Depending on various factors, the maximum span for a 2×8 floor joist is 16' 6”. The maximum span for roof rafters is 23' 9”. For headers, the maximum span is 11' 2”.

How far can you cantilever a 2X8 deck joist?

1/4The American Wood Council states that cantilevers are limited to 1/4 the span of the joists. Joist Spacing (o.c.) Maximum allowable overhang cannot exceed 1/4 of the actual main span.

How much does a 2x8 pine board weigh?

Lumber Weight ChartWeight of Dimensional Lumber2 x 61.5 x 5.51.942 x 81.5 inch x 7.25 inch2.56 lbs2 x 101.5 x 9.253.282 x 121.5 x 11.253.98

Can a 2X8 span 16 feet?

Span is determined by species, grade, dimensions, spacing, use, and load. A rule of thumb is 1.5 times a joist's depth but in feet when spaced at 16” centers. In general, a 2×8 will span 1.5 x 8, so 12-feet. Based on all factors though, a 2×8 joist span is 7'-1” to 16'-6”, and a rafter 6'-7” and 23'-9”.

How do you calculate timber weight?

A: Calculate weight, Mike, using the formula: density × volume. Well-dried, seasoned oak has of a density of about 3.6 pounds per board foot. Now find the board footage of your lid by multiplying its length, width, and thickness, and dividing by 144.

How heavy is a 2x8 lumber?

Lumber Weight ChartWeight of Dimensional Lumber2 x 61.5 x 5.51.942 x 81.5 inch x 7.25 inch2.56 lbs2 x 101.5 x 9.253.282 x 121.5 x 11.253.98



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