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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, 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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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Deck Posts

Deck posts add a classic, decorative charm to your outdoor living space all while adding support to your deck, fence or porch.

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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 southern yellow 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

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


Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Lumber Grade
No. 2
Lumber quality
Moisture content
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Wood Species
Southern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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  • 92% recommend this product
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Serves it's purpose well.
Serves it's purpose well.
by JimmyH
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Solid and didn’t crack when I shot in 5” 3/8 lags without predrilling..
Solid and didn’t crack when I shot in 5” 3/8 lags without predrilling..
by Planb828
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This was an amazing piece of lumber. It was straight, the sides were flat, the corners were Squar...
This was an amazing piece of lumber. It was straight, the sides were flat, the corners were Square. Good solid pieces of lumber. They are currently being used to hold up the roof over my porch. I have only been using it for about a week but I expect to have years of quality service out of it.
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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Too wet to work with, had to dry and cure them myself.
I can't believe they get 20.00 a piece for these. They are so full of water that I had to set them up on saw horses and run the heat gun along them for hours to steam out most of the water. Impossible to work with while so wet. Obviously the timbers have been outside sitting in the rain for a long time before they were displayed in the store. Buyer beware because you can't tell by just looking at them.
by Jacob
    Very wet and warped on natural drying time...
    Very wet and warped on natural drying time
    by GRAHAM
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    wood very hollow inside...
    wood very hollow inside
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    Sturdy straight few knot holes
    Sturdy straight few knot holes
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    Good quality...
    Good quality
    by CN
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    some of the 2x4s were cracking when putting a screw...
    some of the 2x4s were cracking when putting a screw in them,
    by TM
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