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2 in. x 8 in. x 8 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
  • Use for decks, walkways, landscaping and other 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.

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 8 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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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.)
7.25 in
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2 in
Nominal Product Width (in.)
8 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Color/Finish
Brown
Fastener recommendation
Hot Dipped Galvanized
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Pressure Treated
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
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

18Questions14Answers

Can this wood be used for raised vegitable beds?

Asked by Larry May 11, 2021
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Answers

Yes. But landscape timbers work well when stacked and overlapped at corners. Drive rebar through pre- drilled holes thru the timbers into to ground about 2 ft. To hold it all together.

Would this be good to build an indoor hanging bookshelf? 'With these and L brackets? Current furn...

Asked by Question April 1, 2021
1
Answer

First, get rid of the mold. The answer is no. Treated lumber is chemically treated to prevent rot. These chemicals can cause air quality issues when used for interior applications . just use top grade untreated lumber on all interior construction projects

What is the wood treated with; water or oil base ?

Asked by Justine February 11, 2021
1
Answer

Some of both or neither. Google it

Do you carry 2 x 10" x 8 yellawood

Asked by Robin February 3, 2021
1
Answer

I would suggest that you look online at your favorite HD store. They list all available products there.

Anyone stained this lumber? If so, how long did you let it dry before? Building a backyard bocce ...

Asked by Bk January 21, 2021
2
Answers

I have always waited at least six months or longer. I not, your stain will go on uneven or peel off

Do you have 2x10x8 Treated and how much

Asked by Ken October 27, 2020
1
Answer

Ken, This looks like a special size, so please contact your local PRO associate to see if this item can be special ordered in the desired dimensions.

Is this wood used for steps

Asked by LORNE July 20, 2020
2
Answers

Exterior steps. Yes

Price per foot

Asked by Richard June 21, 2020
1
Answer

The Home Depot website has the cost of its lumber. You can put the size lumber you want in the search window and it will list all that they offer. I am posting a link to their website that has the size lumber you inquired about. You can copy and paste it in your search engine to look at it. https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-8-in-x-8-ft-2-Prime-Ground-Contact-Pressure-Treated-Lumber-288711/301877000

What type of chemicals are used to treat the wood?

Asked by Sarah June 10, 2020
2
Answers

Sarah, The pressure-treatment chemical is MCA, also known as Micronized Copper Azole.

Can i just stain right after sanding? Anything i need to do before wood staining?

Asked by Loya May 25, 2020
1
Answer

when the wood is shipped to the store it is still "wet" and will repel any stain. after several months of drying you can test the surface by applying a drop of water on the surface and observe whether it is immediately absorbed or forms a bead and not absorbed. If it is absorbed it can be stained. hope this helps.

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Nice product. Easy to put together . Looking forward to putting flowers in.
Nice product. Easy to put together . Looking forward to putting flowers in.
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Yep. I used it to make a snow chain installation...
Yep. I used it to make a snow chain installation aid.
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Split cupped twisted bowed crooked. I didn’t think you could...
Split cupped twisted bowed crooked. I didn’t think you could get all five in each and every board. Way to go curbside pickup. Lesson learned.
by Niland
The board selection available at Home Depot were not the...
The board selection available at Home Depot were not the best. The condition was a little warped and not optimal. I was trying for my first woodworking project and didn't need to be as finicky about board selection (in case there were errors in cuts) so I did not mind as much. Would hope for a better selection from Home Depot for future projects.
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2x4s looked like bottom of picked over pile. It was...
2x4s looked like bottom of picked over pile. It was a store pick up. I am 80. Obviously the ones I was brought were just first ones grabbed. If I had gone in store I would easily have gotten decent ones.
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