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How far can 2x8 joist span?


  1. How far can 2x8 joist span?
  2. How much load can a 2x8 carry?
  3. Will a 2x8 span 10 ft?

How far can 2x8 joist span?

Max. Live Load 30 lbs/ft2 (1436 N/m2)Maximum Span (ft - in)Nominal Size (inches)Joist Spacing Center to Center (inches)Lumber Grade2 x 81215' - 10"1614' - 5"2412' - 4"

How much load can a 2x8 carry?

The weight that can be supported by a double or triple wood headerSpan (feet)Weight Supported (lb)2 x 2" x 6"2 x 2" x 8"42250469061680313082660

Will a 2x8 span 10 ft?

The depth of the joist, beam, or other structural element is crucial for the allowable span. Using this rule, a 2×6 will span 9 feet, a 2×8 will span 12 feet, and a 2×10 will span 15 feet. As you can see, the larger the depth, the longer the span.



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