- Nehmo –
A wider board, all other things being equal, makes for a stronger deck,
so there are no structural reasons for not using wide boards.
Cupping can be minimized by using sufficient number of fasteners.
The only disadvantage of a wide piece of lumber is its cost, but very
often a wider board, considering the area covered, isn’t that much more
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