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Model #166298

Store SKU #1001754077

2 in. x 10 in. x 12 ft. #2 Prime or Better Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Use for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
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Product Overview

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Add Value To Your Property

Studies show that adding a deck is one of the best ways you can increase your home's value.

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Building Code Approved

Pressure-treated decking is building code approved for use in decking in above-ground or ground contact applications.

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Extend The Life Of Your Deck

Your maintenance efforts will give you a pressure-treated project that looks bright and fresh for years to come!

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Preventative Maintenance Plan

1. Depending on the location of your outdoor project with regard to direct sun exposure, foliage coverage, etc., it may be sufficient to clean/brighten and recoat every two years. 2. If you decide to wait two or more years to perform your next cleaning/brightening, you may want to use a power washer. Be sure that the cleaner/brightener you use contains a mildewcide.

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Choosing The Right Stain Or Paint

When determining the right stain and paint for your deck, consider what color will best enhance the wood's finish.

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Paint or Stain Tips

If you desire to paint or stain the treated wood project, it is important that the wood be dry enough to accept a coating. The best way to determine if the wood is sufficiently dry to paint or stain is to sprinkle droplets of water onto the wood. If the water droplets are absorbed, the wood is ready to be painted or stained. If the water droplets bead on the surface of the wood, it is too wet. You should wait a few days before attempting to paint and stain the wood.

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Post Caps

Post caps add the finishing touch to your deck, porch, or fence project. What's more, they protect your post from nature's elements.

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Deck Posts

Deck posts add a classic, decorative charm to your outdoor living space all while adding support to your deck, fence or porch.

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Balusters & Spindles

Treated balusters are used not only for safety and strength, but they also aid in creating a custom look to your railing project.

Pressure-Treated Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This double treated Ground Contact lumber must be used for applications where treated lumber is difficult to maintain, repair or replace. Treated lumber is critical to the performance and safety of an entire system or construction such as deck joists, beams and ledger boards. An additional benefit of treated lumber is its defense against rot and insect infestation for its vast majority of applications. Southern yellow pine is responsibly manufactured, safe, and environmentally friendly when used as directed.Treated wood is typically still wet when it’s delivered to The Home Depot or job site. As it dries, you should expect slight changes in width and length. As lumber dries, it may split, cup and warp. This is more likely to occur to occur in lower-grade boards, where knots and uneven grains are already present. Each piece of lumber is unique and carries physical characteristics that may include the following: knots, warping, shrinkage, swelling and/or splitting.
  • California residents
  • Made of southern yellow pine
  • Ground Contact treated lumber can be used in both Above Ground and Ground Contact exterior applications
  • Backed by a lifetime limited warranty against termite infestation and rot
  • 2 in. x 10 in. x 12 ft.
  • Must use Ground Contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than six inches from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • #2 grade lumber has few defects, knots are well-spaced and do not exceed the size regulations.
  • Ideal for a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications
  • Uniform thickness, density and appearance for stable and long lasting performance
  • Hot-dip galvanized fasteners are recommended
  • Individual pieces of pressure treated lumber will reference Ground Contact on the end tag
  • No two pieces of lumber are the same.
  • Color, grain pattern and texture will vary as well.
  • Prime grade lumber is the perfect choice if appearance is the main concern with your lumber project
  • Prime grade lumber has fewer knots and an overall better appearance
  • Prime grade lumber can be used for deck boards, fence panels
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Actual Product Thickness (in.)
Actual Product Width (in.)
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
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Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
Fastener recommendation
Pressure Treated
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
Moisture content
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Questions & Answers


Looking to build a 6' picnic table using 2x10s. Treated or untreated wood? The one that I'm repla...

Asked by LyndMc April 9, 2019

Get the treated wood and waterproof it, should last a long time since you will cover it. Reseal it once a year.

Using for a bar table top

Asked by sxavier March 21, 2019

We do not recommend using pressure treated lumber for your desired application.

What is the loading schedule of #2 prime?

Asked by Whodat October 11, 2017

I can make a table for my babies to play

Why is description 2"x10"x12' but under specs it says: actual product 1.5"x9.25"x12' then a 'nominal' description​...???

Asked by DIYmommy April 19, 2017

DIY Mommy, Back in the day when dimensional lumber was milled from huge old trees, a 2x4 was really 2 inches thick by 4 inches wide, and a 2 by 12 was really 2 inches thick by 12 inches wide. Today, dimensional lumber is milled from smaller trees grown mostly on tree farms. So, over the years the dimensions of milled lumber gradually shrank so more boards could be produced from fewer trees. As a result today we have boards that still use the old dimensions but are actually smaller. As long as you are aware of this and keep your tape measure handy, you’ll be okay. Good luck with your project. Larry

Is this pressure treated lumber safe for raised bed vegetable gardens?

Asked by Steve September 4, 2016

Steve, the older generation of pressure treated lumber used an arsenic based chemical treatment and that type of treated wood was a definite no, no for use in planting beds. The new generation of PT wood uses a copper based chemical treatment and perportedly is safe to use in planting beds. To be extra safe I’ve seen gardeners use heavy duty black plastic as a liner between the PT wood and the soil in raised beds. Happy gardening! Larry

What are the actual specs length and width of this product?

Asked by Fi August 31, 2016

don't care what the specs say. the board width varies drastically.

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Nice and straight, good lumber for the price.
Nice and straight, good lumber for the price.
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I had to rebuild my deck stairs. You cut my boards as In asked perfectly. I am a single lady, but...
I had to rebuild my deck stairs. You cut my boards as In asked perfectly. I am a single lady, but I did it with this good wood. Looks great!
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It bends so bad that I can't use it. No good
It bends so bad that I can't use it. No good
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I was very happy with the quality of your 2"×10"×10ft. Pressure treated lumber. I've used them to build a raised garden vegetable bed. Good job HomeDepot.
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