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Re: Hybrid vs ply deck we
Posted by Camper on May 16, 2007
If my calculation is right, meranti ply runs about 2.5 times the density of western red cedar.
If someone is feeling ambitious, feel free to check my numbers: Meranti 4 mm ply 4 X 8 sheet runs 19-24 lb. Pick the middle of the range = 21.5 lb= 9772 g. Volume=32 sq ft * (144 sq in/sq ft) * 2.54**2 cm**2/sq in * .4 cm thickness= 11,892 cc. weight/volume meranti ply = .82 g/cc weight/volume old growth WRC = .33 g/cc density ratio meranti/WRC= 2.5
In Response to: Hybrid vs ply deck weight by Brian on May 16, 2007