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2 in. x 12 in. x 8 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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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.
  • 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 8 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 Length (ft.)
8 ft
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.50 in
Actual Product Width (in.)
11.25 in
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2 in
Nominal Product Width (in.)
12 in


Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
Moisture content
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Wood Species
Southern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited

Questions & Answers


How much is the 2" x 12" x 8ft #2 Pressure Treated Lumber - I wish you would give us the price in...

Asked by Raymond November 21, 2020

Hi Raymond, it looks like this 2 in. x 12 in. x 8 ft. #2 Prime or Better Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber is a store exclusive item and only able to be bought in a Home Depot store. Unfortunately we do not sell it with online stock for purchase. If you are unable to see the store inventory or price it is most likely either not a stocked item in your area or no longer available for purchase from Homedepot.com. I would advise you visit or contact your local Home Depot store for pricing and availability. Please follow the steps below to localize your Homedepot.com: 1. Localize Homedepot.com using your zip code (My Store Location: Change) 2. Choose the store where you want to pick up the item (Make this my Store) We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

can I purchase a 5 foot piece of 2x12 wood

Asked by Henry March 30, 2020

They have 6' but I haven't seen any 5'

What is the differnece between this ground contact wood and pressure treated wood?

Asked by Mike March 2, 2020


what's the ret level for this 2x12 ground contact?

Asked by tombsmt February 15, 2020

Tombsmt, The chemical retention (lb./cu. ft.) is 0.15.

What is the weight of 1 board?

Asked by DepotDeb January 21, 2020

I do not know the exact weight of the treated lumber as it will depend on how much moisture it still retains. The one I purchased was on the bottom rack and weighed at least 60 to 70 lbs. Fortunately, there was a HD employee around that made the lift easy.

2 by 12 by 22 feet lumber price per piece

Asked by Sam January 21, 2020

I am just guessing...but I think that your question has a typo for the length. I have never seen a 2 X 12 X 22 ft available anywhere. So to answer and what I think is your question and what I bought--2 x 12 x 12 ft--the price is per piece. All the framing lumber prices are per piece.

After purchasing it, can you cut the board into individual pieces so instead of 8 feet long it is 12 inches long?

Asked by Symphonii October 24, 2018

Yes - with either a hand saw, circular saw or miter saw. If using a miter saw, you may have to flip the board over, depending on the wide limitation of the saw.

Price for 1

Asked by Tom July 18, 2018

I would always use pressure treated for ground contact or near ground application because of termites.

Can this be stained?

Asked by CW May 31, 2017

To make our raised bed stand out in our garden we stained the wood. It sharpen up very quickly.

Does this pressure-treated lumber contain arsenic? Is it safe to use for a raised garden bed (for...

Asked by Rdestef April 24, 2017


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Customer Reviews

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  • 88% recommend this product
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Great for porch step
Great for porch step
by beesolar
Worked perfect for deck project that I undertook
Worked perfect for deck project that I undertook
by James
Was used for a patio landing steps. Good solid material
Was used for a patio landing steps. Good solid material
by Tony
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These are great. I'm using them to hold up beehive...
These are great. I'm using them to hold up beehive boxes
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Good and sturdy wood for constructing a framed project.
Good and sturdy wood for constructing a framed project.
by Monica
Clean wood, made a great riser...
Clean wood, made a great riser
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