Span tables don’t cover your deck load requirements? The American Wood Council has two handy online calculators that can handle a range of specifics.
Learn how to calculate cantilevers and determine simple spans–plus find a series of installation tips for creating robust joist connections, weatherizing, and more.
With inputs for joist span, lumber species, dead and live loads and exterior exposure, you can find just the right joist for your deck.
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