Internet #206964334

Model #112851

Store SKU #1001754119

2 in. x 12 in. x 16 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

Pressure treated deck at sunset to show stairs and an outdoor living space.

Add Value To Your Property

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

Pressure treated deck overlooking a lake complete with pressure treated steps and Deckorail components

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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No Color Additive

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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 12 in. x 16 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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Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
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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


Do you sell I joists 16’ long

Asked by Tim December 4, 2019


how much does it weigh?

Asked by king2000 November 3, 2019

It weighs 30-35 pounds depending on the moisture content.

Can I get this in 20’ lengths?

Asked by Bill October 14, 2019

Please contact your local lumber associate to see if this item is available for special order in your area.

Can this be used to build an outdoor table?

Asked by Coffee May 31, 2019


where is the price ?

Asked by arash April 27, 2018

Hi arash, this item is not currently offered through The Home Depot.

Does this wood have to cure before paint or staining? If so, for how long?

Asked by ST March 3, 2017

Yes it needs to dry before it is painted,

Is it safe to use around vegetables?

Asked by Megiddo June 18, 2016

No, I do not recommend this. The chemicals used to treat the lumber can potentially leech into the soil and into the vegetable plants you are growing.

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Pretty straight and good grade of lumber. Used for interior building in a large building.
Pretty straight and good grade of lumber. Used for interior building in a large building.
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Oaky, some milling gouges (1/16th-1/8th" deep) and mid plank cracks part way through the board. ...
Oaky, some milling gouges (1/16th-1/8th" deep) and mid plank cracks part way through the board. Used to cut stair stringers had to glue a couple spots due to cracks. Boards straight and relatively square no cupping
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I used the 2 x 12 x 16 to build a staircase for a deer blind for my father who is no longer able ...
I used the 2 x 12 x 16 to build a staircase for a deer blind for my father who is no longer able to climb a ladder. The quality and price of the product was better than the local competitors. This is the second such deer blind I have constructed for my dad using Home Depot lumber. The material has held up well outdoors. I have been pleased with the customer service, price and quality of the materials at my local store. Thanks for stocking great products!
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Strong and sturdy...
Strong and sturdy
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as expected
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No let is not easy to work with
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4 foot on each end was split long ways
4 foot on each end was split long ways
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