I have had good luck finding 4×8 (which is actually 3.5×8) at lumber recycling operations. And it is impressively inexpensive at such places. For example, if you are near Portland, Oregon, The Rebuilding Center. The disadvantage is that they don’t regularly have anything, let alone everything.

Do they make 4×8 lumber?

4-in x 8-in x 8-ft Douglas Fir S4S Green Lumber in the Dimensional Lumber department at Lowes.com.

What is the longest length of 2×4?

In addition to the standard 8 foot length, you can also find 2×4 boards in 10, 12, 14 or even 16 foot sizes.

Is a 4×8 sheet of plywood really 4×8?

x 4 ft. x 8 ft.; Actual: 0.438 in. x 48 in.

What size does plywood come in?

4- x 8-feet

The most common plywood sizes are 4- x 8-feet sheets and 5- x 5-feet sheets. Most places also carry pre-cut project panels that are available in different sizes that may vary by store.

Can a 2×4 span 8 feet?

A 2×4 can span a maximum of 6′ 7” when spaced 16” apart and used as a floor or deck joist. When used as a ceiling joist or a roof rafter, a 2×4 can span up to 7′ 3” spaced at 16”, and 6′ 4” when spaced 24” apart. Due to the small spans of 2x4s, they often are not used in horizontal load-bearing capacities.

What sizes does lumber come in?

Common Dimensional Lumber Sizes

Dimensional Lumber: Nominal Size vs. Actual Size
Two-by-four or 2 x 4 1 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches
Two-by-six or 2 x 6 1 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches
Two-by-eight or 2 x 8 1 1/2 inches x 7 1/4 inches
Two-by-ten or 2 x 10 1 1/2 inches x 9 1/4 inches

What’s the longest 2×8 you can buy?

Based on different manufacturers’ specifications, the maximum span a 2×8 LVL is from 12′ to 15′. Spans are also affected by the species of wood used in the manufacture of the laminated joists, with western woods edging out eastern woods in unsupported span distance.

Do they make 5 foot wide plywood?

Widths and Lengths
Hardwood plywood is also available in sizes 2 x 2 feet, 2 x 4 feet, and 4 x 4 feet. Utility plywood is available in sheets that are longer, measuring 4 x 10 feet. Also available for utility plywood are sheets that measure 5 feet wide and come in lengths of 6, 8 and 10 feet.

Is OSB stronger than plywood?

Osb is stronger than plywood in shear. Shear values, through its thickness, are about 2 times greater than plywood. This is one of the reasons osb is used for webs of wooden I-joists. However, nail-holding ability controls performance in shear wall applications.

Does plywood come in 9 foot lengths?

Compare Similar Sheathing Plywood
x 9 ft.; Actual: 0.438 in. x 48 in. X 108 in.) Sheathing Plywood (Common: 15/32 in.

How far can a 4X8 beam span?

Dimensional Lumber Deck Beam Span Chart

Joist Spans
Douglas Fir-Larch, Hem-Fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir, Redwood, Cedars, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine 4X6 6′-2″
4X8 8′-2″
4X10 9′-8″
4X12 11′-2″

How far can 2×4 span without sagging?

Floor or Deck Joists
You can calculate the typical span by multiplying the depth of the lumber by 1.5. For 2x4s, this would equal 6 feet, but that is only a general calculation.

Can a 2×6 span 8 feet?

A double 2×6 southern pine beam can span a maximum distance of 6 feet 8 inches when supporting joists that span 6 feet, according to International Residential Code.

How far can a 4×6 floor joist span?

A Redwood 4×6 beam should span no more than 6′ between supporting posts.

How far can a triple 2×8 span?

How far can a triple 2×8 beam span:- as per general rules and guidelines, #2 grade southern pine of a triple 2×8 deck beam can span upto 10 to 11 feet when total load of 50 psf (40 psf live load + 10 psf dead load) with deflection limit L/360.

What is stronger 4×6 or 2 2×6?

With younger trees the 2 ea 2×6’s are much stronger than a 4×6.

Is a 2×8 stronger than a 4×6?

A good 2×8 will support as much as a 4×6.

How much weight will a 4×6 beam support?

2 and better (no loose or missing knotholes), then a 4×6 spanning 18′ will support about 105 lbs. loaded at the mid-span (slightly higher if it’s loaded at third points or further from the center point).