How Long Can a 2×6 Span?

The length, or span, of a 2×6 framing stud ranges from 84 inches to 120 inches. The typical length found in U.S. hardware stores is 96 inches, or 8 feet. The type of wood that is being used often effects what length is available.

There are six lengths that 2×6 studs are typically cut to during processing at a lumber yard. The lengths are 84 inches, 92 ? inches, 96 inches, 104 ? inches, 116 ? inches and 120 inches. It is important to note that the true width and height of a 2×6 is 1 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches.