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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
  • Durable for your deck and outdoor projects
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Product Details

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 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
  • 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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Questions & Answers

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Q:Is this wood safe to use to build a garden bed??
by|May 19, 2020
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A:  I have for many years used treated lumber to make garden beds and have had no problems. To completely satisfy your concerns look at the label on the lumber and check on the internet which chemicals are being used and do a little research hope this helps

by|May 22, 2020

A:  using treated lumber for raised garden beds.....go to this to You Tube link below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mcZ9Lrc8t4

by|May 21, 2020

A:  Yes...needs to be pressure treated lumber since it will be outside.

by|May 22, 2020

A:  Easiest way to check is by examining the tag stapled to the end of the lumber. If it reads "CCA" I would avoid using this in a food crop enclosure. However, the newer treatment is by copper azole (CA-B or A) and alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ) will be shown on the tag will be your safest bet. You can research this further by visiting the American Wood Protection Association at https://awpa.com/info/technical/homeowners

by|May 22, 2020

A:  yes, as long as it is treated. I used that particular board for a deck. hope that helps. JR

by|May 21, 2020
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Q:What is the actual width
by|Sep 26, 2018
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A:  1 1/2" thick x 7 1/2" wide

by|May 1, 2019

A:  The actual product dimensions are 1.5 in. x 7.25 in. x 8 ft.

by|Sep 26, 2018

    A:  7.5 inches wide

    by|Sep 17, 2019

      A:  7 1/2 inches

      by|Apr 30, 2019

        A:  The actual size is 1 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches.

        by|Mar 30, 2019
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          Q:Can we cover it with aluminium flashing without aluminium getting holes?
          by|Aug 13, 2018
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          A:  I have several areas in my bard and deck which I have covered with aluminum and had no problems

          by|May 22, 2020

          A:  Aluminum building products can be placed in direct contact with MCA pressure treated lumber used for interior applications and above-ground exterior projects such as decks, fencing, and gardens. Aluminum contact is not recommended when this lumber immersed in fresh water or is subject to frequent and prolonged wetting or other severe exposure conditions. In such cases, a moisture resistant protective barrier should be placed between the aluminum products and the lumber.

          by|Aug 14, 2018
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            Q:How many do I need to do a sushine room of15x15
            by|May 27, 2018
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            A:  45

            by|Apr 30, 2020

            A:  Please contact your local PRO associate to discuss your materials list.

            by|May 30, 2018
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              Most of the wood I purchased online for pick-up were of mediocre quality. The pieces had algae s...
              Most of the wood I purchased online for pick-up were of mediocre quality. The pieces had algae stains, strap indentations, and had multiple knots. Had I gone into the store I would have selected better pieces without much effort. I feel as though the items were selected without concern for my project.
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              Can't believe it !
              We purchased 90 of these boards, stored indoors for 30 days to dry, sanded smooth, put 2 coats of Behr deck stain on them. They were beautiful ! Installed on our front deck. The first warm day, (80),rosin, tar, sap, ran everywhere, NO not a few drops POURED OUT. $8,000 porch has to be torn down. You can't even walk across it, your shoes stick to the floor.
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                The wood was perfect for what I needed it for - rebuilding an 8x8 raise strawberry bed. Uniform ...
                The wood was perfect for what I needed it for - rebuilding an 8x8 raise strawberry bed. Uniform in size and little to no warping. And the delivery person was outstanding.
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                for the most part pretty nice
                for the most part pretty nice
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                Some wood were good. However there were many that were scarred .
                Some wood were good. However there were many that were scarred .
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                Clean lumber with very mild crowning. They did not warp after drying either.
                Clean lumber with very mild crowning. They did not warp after drying either.
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                      I had great customer service. The young man by the...
                      I had great customer service. The young man by the name of Reggie cut the wood perfectly and I was happy to pick up my order on time. Bernie was very kind also.
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