# How much weight can a 2x8 hold?

## 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”.

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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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