Redwood decks require less substructure and building material. While other materials require 12- to 16-inch spans from joist to joist, redwood’s shear strength allows for 24-inch spans.  Photo 4 of 7 in Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood

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Redwood decks require less substructure and building material. While other materials require 12- to 16-inch spans from joist to joist, redwood’s shear strength allows for 24-inch spans.

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