Decking Question from a Novice
Would using 1x6 redwood boards be acceptable for decking panels?
I am trying to plan out my new deck and in the process of figuring out my materials, I am noticing that my local Home Depot and Lowes only sell redwood in their "decking" as 2x6s. It seems all the composites come in 1 inch thick, as well as a lot of the pressure treated soft woods. I went online to look for other options an in researching redwood grades I noticed a "deck heart" and "deck common" which only come int 2x6s.
I was thinking of ordering 1x6 heart B for my deck; so back to the original question, would this work, or is there a reason my local lumber stores only sell it as 2x6 for decking? Would 1x6 be sturdy enough?
Thank you for any help,