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Old 03-21-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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I'm building a storage building and have saved up several 2x4s (pressure treated). I was wondering if rather than using 2x6's for the joists, could I use 2 2x4s either nailed together or even glued together making a 4x4?
Would this be wise or is it not normally done because of the normally added cost?
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I'm building a storage building and have saved up several 2x4s (pressure treated). I was wondering if rather than using 2x6's for the joists, could I use 2 2x4s either nailed together or even glued together making a 4x4?
Would this be wise or is it not normally done because of the normally added cost?
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You will not get the same results... Even if you bolted them together, there will be sagging....That is why you never see it done...

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The building itself is going to be something like 10' x 10'. As far as the span of the joist, it would not matter to me, if i could use the 2x4's but I want the building to be sturdy.

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Don't do it (for floor joists anyway)
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:39 PM   #6
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Thanks, that's what I thought. I just had them and didn't want to spend more money if I didn't have to.
I will stick with 2x6 on 16" would 24" be ok for a storage building?
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Thanks, that's what I thought. I just had them and didn't want to spend more money if I didn't have to.
I will stick with 2x6 on 16" would 24" be ok for a storage building?
I never space more than 16 o/c regardless of what the building is used for. You only save 2 joists on 10 feet.
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I'd also suggest that you keep them 16" O.C...

I have a garden shed that's about 8'x10'.
I have alot in that little shed, including a snow blower, lawn mower, bags of fetilizer, blowers, vacs, tools, gas cans, propane cans. etc....it adds up ........... and the weight adds up too....
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You only save 2 joists on 10 feet.

Thanks, I didn't even think that it was only 2 more. Thanks all for the help,
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You only save 2 joists on 10 feet.
Missed that on your post...good point to bring out....
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Missed that on your post...good point to bring out....
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