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Old 04-27-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Deck Board Thickness


Quick question for ya'll. I've come into a large quantity of Ipe flooring 3/4 inch thick. Any reason I can't use that on a deck if the frame is done with regular treated lumber? I know it is thinner then normally used but if I strengthened the framing could it be done? Well, not could it but should it?
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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Run your joists on 12" centers and you should be fine.

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Old 04-27-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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I believe 3/4" Ipe can be run 16" OC IIRC. It's pretty stiff!
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I concur with Greg. 16" is fine.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:57 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick responses. Now if I can only justify building 3000 ft of deck.
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You need justification? lol
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agree with 16 oc, assuming you are talking t&g, DONT FORGET THE PITCH!!!!
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one more thing, pre seal all sides before install
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I've come into a large quantity of Ipe flooring
you've come into a large qty of pure profit, being in michigan, I'd work that to my advantage best you can
16 oc fine

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