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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
  • Durable for your deck and outdoor projects
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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.

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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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Cedar-Tone

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Redwood-Tone

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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.

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 pressure-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 6in. from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • Ground contact treated lumber should be used in tropical climates or applications likely to have prolonged contact with vegetation or leaf litter
  • 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.
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  • Note: product may vary by store



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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 Width (in.)
4 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
.15
Color/Finish
Brown
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable
Lumber Grade
#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

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Customer Reviews

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  • 85% recommend this product
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Decent it’s not high quality but if it’s being used behind other materials it’s good
Decent it’s not high quality but if it’s being used behind other materials it’s good
by Fence
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Bought 60 pcs to use as rail on my fence they were pretty straight and that was key
Bought 60 pcs to use as rail on my fence they were pretty straight and that was key
by Keithykeith
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Wow is all I can say for how bad these boards are! This is at least the 3rd time ordering and the...
Wow is all I can say for how bad these boards are! This is at least the 3rd time ordering and the quality of the lumber just gets worse. Cracked boards, covered in bark still, warped and just plain ugly wood. We are going to have to reconsider where we purchase the lumber for our fences .
by DSF
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    I know I have no control over the lumber they...
    I know I have no control over the lumber they pick, but I was hoping to get at least a few solid boards with few flaws.
    by NATE
      The wood was wet and was given some that have...
      The wood was wet and was given some that have damages to them.
      by CHRISTIAN
        The quality of the wood was very good most of...
        The quality of the wood was very good most of it was reasonably straight thank you I would do this again and highly recommend it
        by Grant
          Used to build a fence....
          Used to build a fence.
          by LAURA
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          It was a terrible batch, had no choice. Had to...
          It was a terrible batch, had no choice. Had to use them
          by GWEN
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          Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
          Rating provided by a verified purchaser
          by HomeDepotCustomer
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          lots of knots and some warped sitting on the ground...
          lots of knots and some warped sitting on the ground
          by Stan1951
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