Model # 288741

Internet #301913698

Store SKU #258132

0090489531140

4 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft. #2 Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Timber

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Ideal for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
$ 16 27
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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.

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Ideal for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
This pressure treated timber is treated for protection against termites and rot. Ideal for a variety of applications including decks, play sets, landscaping and other outdoor projects where lumber is exposed to the elements. When used properly it is both safe and environmentally safe.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
  • For use with ground contact
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • 4 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft.
  • Pressure treated for long life
  • 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.
  • Note: Product may vary by store.



  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Ideal for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
Model #: 288741
Sku #: 258132
Internet #: 301913698

This pressure treated timber is treated for protection against termites and rot. Ideal for a variety of applications including decks, play sets, landscaping and other outdoor projects where lumber is exposed to the elements. When used properly it is both safe and environmentally safe.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
  • For use with ground contact
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • 4 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft.
  • Pressure treated for long life
  • 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.
  • Note: Product may vary by store.



  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
12
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
3.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
12
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
4
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4
Product Length (in.)
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Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
.15
Fastener recommendation
hot dipped galvanized
Features
Paintable,Stainable
Lumber Grade
No. 2
Lumber quality
No-prior
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime

Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
12
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
3.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
12
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
4
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4
Product Length (in.)
144

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
.15
Fastener recommendation
hot dipped galvanized
Features
Paintable,Stainable
Lumber Grade
No. 2
Lumber quality
No-prior
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime

Questions & Answers

You have 4in.4in=10fit

You have 4in.4in=10fit
Asked by: Ja
4" x 4" is diameter. side to side to side to side. 4 sides are 4". the length is 10 feet or selling size 12 Foot
Answered by: JoeC
Date published: 2018-09-05

I need this cut into smaller lengths. Will Home Depot do that?

Asked by: CC
Yes, they will cut anything you like to be cut.
Answered by: Manuel
Date published: 2018-12-04

I am building a ground level deck. Part of these ground contact 4x4's will run along an existing...

I am building a ground level deck. Part of these ground contact 4x4's will run along an existing concrete porch. I am not able to use standoffs along the concrete due to limited deck height to allow a screen door to open. Can these ground contact pressure treated posts rest on the concrete without ever rotting. Would you recommend anchoring the posts to the concrete or would drilling into the wood compromise the treatment? would flashing tape between the wood and the concrete help against wood rot?
Asked by: kw
Tree house
Answered by: Carol
Date published: 2018-07-10

Can I paint it?

Asked by: Diybride
Yes, of course. My personal opinion, unless anyone wants to replace them sooner, I would paint it with a protection type paint. polyurethane or a stain. Good luck
Answered by: JoeC
Date published: 2019-04-05
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Customer Reviews

4 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft. #2 Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Timber is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 113.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution for a rotten sill Perfect solution for a rotten sill
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The 4x4 that I took was incomplete and a full square the entire length because if was a the edge ... The 4x4 that I took was incomplete and a full square the entire length because if was a the edge of the tree it was cut from. IF appearance is important you need to be careful with your selection in the choices that you make from the bundle.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gets the job done, but barely. The wood bows and splits extremely fast. Not a good lumber for pre... Gets the job done, but barely. The wood bows and splits extremely fast. Not a good lumber for precision jobs, but will work for many other applications.
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wood, I used this wood for posts to support... Great wood, I used this wood for posts to support and overhang on side of garage. Worked out very well, wood did not split and was easy to work with.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We used these posts to put together a playground. So... We used these posts to put together a playground. So far, they're sturdy and easy to work with.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rome staff was extremely helpful in assisting me find... The Rome staff was extremely helpful in assisting me find the correct product for my project.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They actually had straight pieces of 12 foot lengths that... They actually had straight pieces of 12 foot lengths that weren't water-logged!
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Building flower gardens and canopy for deck from purchased wood... Building flower gardens and canopy for deck from purchased wood fro you
Date published: 2019-04-30
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