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How much weight can an 8 foot 2x8 hold?


  1. How much weight can an 8 foot 2x8 hold?
  2. How much weight can my joists support?
  3. How far can a 2x8 span without support?
  4. Can I use 2x8 for deck joists?
  5. How strong is a 2x8?

How much weight can an 8 foot 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 can my joists support?

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 a 2x8 span without support?

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.

Can I use 2x8 for deck joists?

2x8 for joists will be fine, with 16" OC. Should use 2x10 for beams but 2x8 will be fine as well. If you are worried you can triple the 2x8 for the beams but double will be sufficient. You should put the beams at 7 and 14 feet out from the house, with the piers you should do 3 per beam with spacing of 1, 7, 13.

How strong is a 2x8?

A 2×8 will support a dead load of 20psf and a live load of 40psf resulting in a total load of 60psf. Depending on the species, grade, and spacing, a 2×8 may span between 7'-1” and 15'-0”. The strength of a board is inversely proportional to the span – the greater the span, the less weight the plank will support.



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