Asked by: Alexander Viadasbusiness and finance construction industry
How much weight can a 1x4 support?
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.
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.
One 2x12 can support about 180 lbs. per foot or about 2,100 lbs.