How to use
Plank Rite™ Deck Spacing Tool Directions
FOR USE WITH 6" PLANK DECKING (actual 5 ½”). Always refer to plank manufacturer’s specific instructions for spacing and installation.
TREATED WOOD PLANK LUMBER:Use the 1/8th side of the tool.
Try to use dry lumber versus wet. This will allow less contraction after your deck planks have been installed.
Wood planking generally contracts and will expand and shrink over time. However, most producers of wood planks agree that a lesser amount of space between planks (side by side) is needed to allow water and debris to pass between planks.