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Model #288711

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2 in. x 8 in. x 12 ft. #2 Prime 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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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.

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 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 8 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
  • 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.
  • 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.)
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Nominal Product Length (ft.)
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Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
Fastener recommendation
hot dip galvanized
Pressure Treated
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
Moisture content
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime

Questions & Answers


Can I use it to build a pool? I'm sorry to ask this question here but you guys are pro and had f...

Asked by novadude June 5, 2020

Pressure treat lumber contains very dangerous chemicals that will harm your sons' health. Do Not Use this wood to construct a pool. Mike

How long after i buy it and build can i stain it?

Asked by Sal May 21, 2020

2or 3 months hot sun

can I use this as joists in garage to support a concrete deck

Asked by blacky220 May 21, 2020

Concrete weighs about 145 lbs per cubic foot or close to 20 pounds per square foot so that is very heavy. I would think at the very least you would need like double 2 X 12 headers. I had to use that for floor joists on a second floor deck holding a large hot tub. I would check with a structural engineer before starting to hold up a concrete deck first.

Is it possible for you to cut this into 4 x 36" pieces for me before pick up?

Asked by stairtreads April 21, 2020

I have to do it when I get there. I wanted the same thing as you but to be honest it's a good thing because you can check the wood first before cutting.

Would it be good And supportive for wrestling?

Asked by Jeji April 8, 2020

Do you stock 2x8x16 pressure treated

Asked by Gbj October 28, 2019

yes, I bought some

is this approved/recommended for building pier walkway over salt water? what is the PCF rating?

Asked by sas August 26, 2019

This pressure treated lumber cannot be used where it will become submerged in salt water.

Deck Joist Span tables have different values for different wood species. Which species' values do...

Asked by Kor June 15, 2019

This board is made from Southern Yellow Loblolly Pine.

I am replacing decking i need 3/4 th

Asked by Crazy August 10, 2018

If its "decking", I've never seen, nor used a 3/4" (actual thickness) or a 1" (nominal thickness). They are both the same. There is not enough support in a board so thin. The deflection would be horrible if not dangerous. The most commonly used decking board is called a 5/4"×6" deck board. The actual measurements are 1"×5-1/2". Some people have used a very thick 2"×6" board that measures 1-1/2"×5-1/2". Not a very sleek look.

Do I need to sand these before staining?

Asked by phrank August 6, 2018

Depends on the finish and where it's going. Walkways and paths i wouldn't bother

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Good lamber quality.
Good lamber quality.
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Nothing great, you have to sift through a lot before you find decent ones. I spent a few months ...
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Nothing great, you have to sift through a lot before you find decent ones. I spent a few months building a retaining wall from this stuff and turned out nice. Take a look at HD wood.
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Inventory to pick from was low. There are a lot of knots and uneven cuts in the wood.
Inventory to pick from was low. There are a lot of knots and uneven cuts in the wood.
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I was really pleased with the lumber but more important was the yard help . The gentleman was goo...
I was really pleased with the lumber but more important was the yard help . The gentleman was good help friendly and just nice to do business with . He told me how he had refloored his own utility trailer giving me useful advice and information. I enjoyed being able to drive through and load also. Thumbs Up Folks
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Nice product. Easy to use.
Nice product. Easy to use.
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I feel that the employee gave me one that was either returned and or wasn't as treated as well as...
I feel that the employee gave me one that was either returned and or wasn't as treated as well as the others....Its wasn't as dark, more bleached... It worked tho....I may have to stain it.
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Great product for deck repair...
Great product for deck repair...
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Perfect for my new deck
Perfect for my new deck
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There were nice and straight with just enough crown...
There were nice and straight with just enough crown
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It’s wood- it’s fine...
It’s wood- it’s fine
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