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How much weight can a 1x4 support?

Last Updated: 31st March, 2021

Rocket states a 2x4 can handle 18000 lbs of compression. Also that a 1x4 would handle half the load of a 2x4. So a stand supported vertically buy 5 1x4s could handle 45000 lbs of vertical load; WAY more than a fully loaded 156 gallon tank will weigh.

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Similarly one may ask, how much weight can a 2x4 support horizontally?

If there is no strong wind, a 2x4 measuring at least 8 feet can support at least 1,000 pounds vertically.

how much weight can a 4x6 hold? 2 and better (no loose or missing knotholes), then a 4x6 spanning 18' will support about 105 lbs.

Regarding this, how much weight can a piece of wood hold?

Wood bears a toleration of roughly 625 pounds per square inch (PSI) of a compression load. Concrete can bear 3,000 PSI of a compression load.

How much weight can a 2x12x8 plank support?

One 2x12 can support about 180 lbs. per foot or about 2,100 lbs.

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