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What is the maximum spacing between exterior deck boards?

What is the maximum spacing between exterior deck boards?

What is the maximum spacing between exterior deck boards?

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I'm using dried 4x12 timber planks on steel framing to make a commercial boardwalk / deck.  I'm concerned that with timber shrinkage the gap between the planks might get too large.  BUT, I cannot find a standard or code anywhere that gives a maximum spacing.  Can anyone point me to a CODE or STANDARD for reference?   

RE: What is the maximum spacing between exterior deck boards?

Ask a carpenter for practical standard.  I would imagine they use about a thickness of a nail or so.  You should be able to figure expansion of the material.  I would say a gap of 1/8" should be about right.   

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