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2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. #2 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.

Close up of the deck boards showing how to properly clean your deck


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!

A sunny day of a man using a powerwasher to clean his deck boards


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.

Close up of the a generic paint can on deck boards


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.

A close up of water beaded up on a deck board


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.

Close up of a non color additive pressure treated deck board


No Color Additive

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Lumber

Close up of a cedar-tone pressure treated deck board


Cedar-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Cedar Tone Lumber

Close up of a redwood-tone pressure treated deck board


Redwood-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Redwood Tone Lumber

Close up of a pressure-treated post with Deckorail solar and ball top post caps


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.

Close up of a pressure-treated double v and square edge posts


Deck Posts

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

Close up of a pressure-treated B2E baluster and square edge spindle


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 4 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.
  • Use #2 grade lumber when both appearance is not the most important to you project.
  • May have wane (bark edge) on corners
  • Use #2 grade lumber when strength is the main feature you are looking for on your project.
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store



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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.

Close up of the deck boards showing how to properly clean your deck


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!

A sunny day of a man using a powerwasher to clean his deck boards


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.

Close up of the a generic paint can on deck boards


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.

A close up of water beaded up on a deck board


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.

Close up of a non color additive pressure treated deck board


No Color Additive

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Lumber

Close up of a cedar-tone pressure treated deck board


Cedar-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Cedar Tone Lumber

Close up of a redwood-tone pressure treated deck board


Redwood-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Redwood Tone Lumber

Close up of a pressure-treated post with Deckorail solar and ball top post caps


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.

Close up of a pressure-treated double v and square edge posts


Deck Posts

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

Close up of a pressure-treated B2E baluster and square edge spindle


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.

Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
8 ft
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.50 in
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.50 in
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2 in
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Color/Finish
Brown
Fastener recommendation
None
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Pressure Treated
Lumber Grade
No. 2
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth
Wood Species
Southern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited

Questions & Answers

76Questions28Answers

Is this cedar?

Asked by Jlee March 8, 2021
1
Answer

No. This particular item is pine.

How much is a bundle of 2x4x8

Asked by JJ123 December 3, 2020
2
Answers

was not a fan of the wood that was picked for me so i was disappointed and will most likely not use this service again

Have a cement floor in converted garage. Want to raise the floor by 3 to 4 inches ..

Asked by Karen October 24, 2020
4
Answers

Karen, Briefly, you will want a vapor barrier to prevent any moisture from finding its way into the flooring. We suggest a polyethylene membrane. Next, lay your pressure-treated 2 in. x 4 in. lumber flat with cedar shims below to correct for any unevenness. Fasten with powder-actuated fasteners, right through the 2 x 4s. On top of that, install 3/4 in. tongue and groove OSB or an exterior-approved plywood. You might consider adding insulation between the lumber. Next, choose and install your flooring: carpet, laminate, vinyl plank strips, tile.

Can I build a sawhorse for a swing with this

Asked by Snook October 7, 2020
2
Answers

For the end A frame supports yes. The cross beam should be a 4 x 4.

can i do curbside pick up? on 5 pices of 2x4 lumber

Asked by pat September 30, 2020
4
Answers

You supposed to be able to do "curbside pickup" even for 1 item (which I have done)...but if it's for wood, don't count on getting decent pieces. Mine were warped...good luck!

is all lumber out of stock?

Asked by jthaze August 14, 2020
2
Answers

This order was not to this Melvyn. If this site is saying that I wrote this - they are mistaken.

Is there a shortage of pressure treated lumber

Asked by Alanc July 13, 2020
3
Answers

Alanc, There was a shortage of wood throughout the beginning of the pandemic and the demand remains high. This was partially due to the shutdowns at mills, treating facilities, and also a boom in the building industry.

Hello, Is there anything I need to add to protect that wood (I want to build a deck). Do I need t...

Asked by Zac June 23, 2020
4
Answers

It's good to go but paint, stain or weatherproofing will certainly extend the life of the wood itself. Even pressure treated will eventually rot. Well worth the little extra time and money to protect your deck and enhance it's appearance. (Mine is well over 20 years old and shows no sign of rot. Mine is stained with a waterproof outdoor deck stain)

Since these are treated, do i have to seal them once i cut them?

Asked by Cory June 21, 2020
3
Answers

You do not have to. The pressure treatment goes all the way into the wood

Can this wood be used to build a porch?

Asked by Kmp817 June 21, 2020
3
Answers

Absolutely!

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Customer Reviews

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Half of a 2x4 isn't a 2x4
Absolutely terrible quality. 20% of the boards have half of their volume missing. 20% of the boards have splits that go over halfway thought the boards. 10% of them have knots missing from the board leaving gaping holes. If you get past the first half that are completely unfit for construction, good luck finding one that isn't warped, bucked, or twisted. This wood is so bad, I reccomend that the manufacturer be reported for false grading.
by LookinForWood
4 people found this helpful
The product was exactly what I needed to complete the project I was working on
The product was exactly what I needed to complete the project I was working on
by Joan
1 person found this helpful
Turned out to be a super sturdy frame for my...
Turned out to be a super sturdy frame for my porch bench will buy again and very affordable
by Nicole
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2x4 slanted
Some of the 2x4’s delivered were slanted on one side. Not even positive i can use them
by GENE
5 people found this helpful
Was used for walls on my outside deck. Putting windows and siding later to close all in.
Was used for walls on my outside deck. Putting windows and siding later to close all in.
by jrearl64
1 person found this helpful
Used these 2x4s for a solid custom wood fence. A few came warped but I know I can return them wit...
Used these 2x4s for a solid custom wood fence. A few came warped but I know I can return them without issue. Overall great product and delivery was an ease!
by GreenPearlFarm
2 people found this helpful
Use these primarily for wood fencing rails. Gets the job done.
Use these primarily for wood fencing rails. Gets the job done.
by JD
6 people found this helpful
They are fairly straight worked for my fence
They are fairly straight worked for my fence
by Save
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Great lumber
Great lumber
by steve
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Utter garbage. Ordered 32 pieces. When I received delivery, the stack looked good. When I unpiled...
Utter garbage. Ordered 32 pieces. When I received delivery, the stack looked good. When I unpiled the stack, concealed inside were 2 x 4's suitable for nothing but the trash. Not only was the quality bad, but the delivery was deceptive.
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