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4 in. x 6 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
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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.

This 4 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft. Timber is pressure treated for long life. It can be used for a variety of applications such as for decks, play structures, retaining walls, walkways or other outdoor projects where lumber is exposed to the elements. When used properly, it is both safe and environmentally friendly.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.
  • Effective against termites, rot and fungal decay
  • For use with ground contact
  • Can be painted or stained
  • Lifetime limited residential warranty
  • Can be painted or stained to suit your preference
  • 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.
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store



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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
12
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
3.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
12
Nominal Product Width (in.)
6

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
.14
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
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
Wood Species
Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
See store for details

Questions & Answers

9Questions23Answers

Need a 3”x5”x12’ pressure treated timber

Asked by Jersey March 24, 2021
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Answer

Hi Jersey, It seems like you might need to contact a PRO at Home Depot to see about a special order as the size that you need is just a touch smaller than what is offered.

what is the weight of one board

Asked by dano August 23, 2020
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Answer

Dano, The wood will be between 50 and 55 pounds, depending on how wet it is.

What type of wood is this?

Asked by nanadawn May 7, 2020
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Answer

Nanadawn, This wood is Southern Yellow Shortleaf Pine (US) (Pinus echinata), to be exact!

Is the price correct, $23? I paid $5 a few years ago.

Asked by Doc777 November 26, 2019
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Answer

Yes, it possibly was on sale when you purchased it.

what is weight?

Asked by kurt October 31, 2019
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Answer

It was joke. Better going with lumber yard

would these be better for a 16x16 small pole barn or 6x6s

Asked by bobby May 10, 2019
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Use whatever the code requires

can it be used to build a pergola

Asked by jimmy May 10, 2019
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absolutely. good quality lumber.

Is this pressure treated timber rated CBA, no arsenic?

Asked by Sam April 19, 2019
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Yes

Can these be used as fence post? I plan to cut them into 6 foot posts and burying one foot of eac...

Asked by Tim October 19, 2018
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Yes that is what I used them for.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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Good and well cut
Good and well cut
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Great
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We only buy our lumber at Home Depot bc of the quality and great deals, this is our store
We only buy our lumber at Home Depot bc of the quality and great deals, this is our store
by HomeDepotCustomer
I used this for the base of a greenhouse. I believe it will do exactly what I needed it for.
I used this for the base of a greenhouse. I believe it will do exactly what I needed it for.
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by DAVID
2 of 4 pieces were warped and twisted. 1 unusable and the other had to be cut to work.
2 of 4 pieces were warped and twisted. 1 unusable and the other had to be cut to work.
by Bubbles
The timber selected by the store for pickup was warped....
The timber selected by the store for pickup was warped. I ended up swapping for better pieces.
by RYU
The wood I was given is not squared, it's missing...
The wood I was given is not squared, it's missing a chunk. I'm sure it's a natural contour, but I would rather that have been shaved off and I got a sturdier piece of wood.
by ROBERT
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