IPE Deck Boards - 1x6, 1x6 plus or 5/4x6?

noobsAugust 20, 2009

I'm planning on building an IPE deck that's going to be about 20" off the ground. What thickness of deck board is recommended for this application?

Thanks!

Any recommendations between Banner Elk, Advantage, East Teak or Build Direct?

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john_hyatt

I vote East Teak. 1x6'' ipe is plenty strong over 16'' on center joists. J.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 7:32AM
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noobs

Would 5/4 or 1x6 plus reduce the chance of cupping? I was told that 5/4 was recommended for a deck closer to the ground.

Are they just trying to get me to spend more?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 6:56PM
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noobs

Would 5/4 or 1x6 plus reduce the chance of cupping? I was told that 5/4 was recommended for a deck closer to the ground.

Are they just trying to get me to spend more?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 8:13PM
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john_hyatt

5/4 ipe will react the same way 1x6 ipe will under the same conditions. J.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 11:16PM
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firsttim115

I'll let you know about the 21mm someday. I just layed it and it seems to be fine. I'll be doing the finish work today. Slow start...its Saturday!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 10:35AM
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salmon_slayer

The best way to reduce the chance of cupping is to screw the boards down from the top

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 10:36AM
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noobs

OK, great thanks everyone. I can save quite a few bucks with 1x6 or 1x6 plus.

BTW, it was East Teak that recommended the 5/4x6. It was about $4 per LF. I can get 21mm for about $3 and lees for 1x6.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 1:19PM
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john_hyatt

Why are we talking in mm this is America.

JonMon

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 6:09PM
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cj-8_jim

Noobs - I'm thinking of going the same direction as you.

However prices are much higher than when you said "I can get 21mm for about $3 and less for 1x6."
Where did you find that 21mm Ipe and 1x6 Ipe?

Thanks in advance,

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 9:20PM
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salmon_slayer

cj if your in the SF Bay Area Ca. email me and i can refer you to a local supplier

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 10:47PM
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