Deck board spacing

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  1. Aug 18, 2012 #1

    cmerk16

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    How much spacing should I have between decking boards? I'm using 5/4x6 pressure-treated wood
     
  2. Aug 19, 2012 #2

    kok328

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    If your wood is new/fresh, still moist, then press the boards as tight together as possible. When they dry out completely, you will have a nice uniform space between them.
    If your wood is already fully dry, then leave 1/8th of an inch between them. Use a nail as a spacer to keep them uniform in space.
     

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