How Long Can a 2x6 Span?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 4:39:33 AM ET

The length, or span, of a 2x6 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 2x6 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 2x6 is 1 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches.