06:10AM | 12/21/04
Member Since: 12/20/04
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When building an outside deck using 2x8 treated lumber for joists - which side of the lumber goes up towards the flooring?


09:07AM | 12/21/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
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The "2" side.


03:57PM | 12/21/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
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the crown or bowed up side goes up.then it will(mostly) settle down to a unbowed position.


03:50PM | 12/24/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
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I first look for the crown in the stock, which is a bend along the thin side, and place that up. So basically a bow upwards.

I then look at the wain, the corner of the stock that has bark or is the outside of the tree, if that is more than half the 1 1/2 width I may turn that side down (or return it to the lumber yard).

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


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