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4 in. x 6 in. x 8 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, 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.

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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!

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.

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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

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Lumber

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Cedar-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Cedar Tone Lumber

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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.

Every piece meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This timber is pressure treated in order to protect it from termites, fungal decay, and rot. Ideal for a variety of applications, including decks, landscaping, and other outdoor projects.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 pine
  • For ground contact applications
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Can be painted or stained
  • 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.
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store



  • California residents

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
8
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
3.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8
Nominal Product Width (in.)
6

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.015
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Paintable
Lumber Grade
No. 2
Lumber quality
No-prior
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth
Wood Species
Southern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
See store for details

Questions & Answers

24Questions21Answers

is this just for one pole?

Asked by fatamy May 8, 2021
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Answers

Hi fatamy, yes this is for one post. Check with you local Home Depot and they can help you with what you need. Ret

What can I use to nail these into the ground?

Asked by Mork March 23, 2021
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Answer

There are ground stakes available. I personally use 12”-16” pieces of 1/2” rebar. Drill a 1/2” hole through them and just hammer the rebar through the wood and into the ground. 4” nails on a 45* angle works good to nail the pieces to the next one at the ends. Make sure you don’t have any sprinkler pipes where you’re putting your spikes into the ground.

How much does it weigh?

Asked by MikeF October 17, 2020
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MikeF, Your wood should weigh anywhere from 33-37 pounds, depending on how wet it is.

How many years will this last if submerged in water as if used for a sea wall

Asked by Markkabbeko August 11, 2020
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Yes always

Why can't I set an order to zero if I didn't want it? Your site added it not me.

Asked by chele July 18, 2020
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in the cart you can click on remove from cart.

What size bit do i use to drill holes for half inch rods in wood

Asked by Dd July 16, 2020
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Dd,I would think a 1/2" drill bit would work; however I believe I would use a 9/16th to be sure.

Can these be used to build a “squat rack” mocking the metal ones found in gyms?

Asked by TurtlePower June 20, 2020
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Hi TurtlePower, yes you could use these to build a rack but you need to support them so they will be secure. The key to any support is the load or weight limit that you must not exceed for your own safety. Ret.

Is bulk pricing available on this item?

Asked by Jtown April 15, 2020
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you would need to contact your local home depots pros desk.

can i use this 4x6 to as a post for a 10x10 cover patio?

Asked by ph0ngluu March 24, 2020
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If that would be tall enough. These are 8’. You could check with local building department.

I have wanted to build a workshop and I needed a 14' x 20' Alaskan Slab installed, which has been...

Asked by Bill August 7, 2019
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The timbers are #2 (rated for ground contact). They should work fine on your cement slab. For the out of level you may want to check your local building code for the span that you can run these. I will assume that with your slab being 3" out of level you will be siting flush on one side and 3 1/2" off in the other. You may need to stack treated wood for support under the 6bys

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Customer Reviews

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My fence looks great!!!
My fence looks great!!!
by Fenced
Ordered this online and it was received in good condition. I used them as the two vertical posts,...
Ordered this online and it was received in good condition. I used them as the two vertical posts, for each side of the gate, on the new fence I was building. There was a small split in the end of one, but that is to be expected. Otherwise they were nice and straight, clean pieces of lumber. We shall see how well it holds up over the years.
by SBak
Used this for the base of a FRC rack. Works great !!
Used this for the base of a FRC rack. Works great !!
by Bobby
Work as expected. I like that they cut them to size right there in store for me. Saves me a lot o...
Work as expected. I like that they cut them to size right there in store for me. Saves me a lot of work.
by zaxaj
1 person found this helpful
4x6s work much better than 4x4s for hanging heavy 16 ft gates. Good solid flat face for wood scr...
4x6s work much better than 4x4s for hanging heavy 16 ft gates. Good solid flat face for wood screws for the fence boards. 4x4s in the middle with no gates.
by angus100
3 people found this helpful
Nice heavy timber. I used to box out a playset to keep wood chips in place.
Nice heavy timber. I used to box out a playset to keep wood chips in place.
by Retiredmechanic
For steps project, part of ongoing repairs to old shed going to be a She-Shed. These timbers ar...
For steps project, part of ongoing repairs to old shed going to be a She-Shed. These timbers are for below ground or in ground special treated, last longer than pressure treated. Worked perfectly. Project called for gravel, timbers, 12 inch nails, concrete pavers. Four steps in all, are 6 ft wide, freestanding; top step is 2 ft wide serves as a landing. Rest of steps are 1 ft wide. All steps 6 inches high since I'm 65 wanted them sturdy. R & R Landscaping provided the labor and helped with design. Minimal cuts These new steps replaced 3 rotten wood steps that were in front of the right hand door only. Will use polymeric sand to fill the cracks next.
by missy
Only time will tell. It has only been three weeks but it turned out great. It was a big help havi...
Only time will tell. It has only been three weeks but it turned out great. It was a big help having good straight lumber.
by Geodiy
1 person found this helpful
Perfect to place at the bottom of thebwood fence to...
Perfect to place at the bottom of thebwood fence to stop erosion and pet escape.
by Scott
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