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Model #288794

Store SKU #260931

6 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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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

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Lumber

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Cedar-Tone

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Redwood-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Redwood Tone Lumber

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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.

The 6 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft. Pressure-Treated Southern Pine Timber is ideal for a variety of applications including decks, play sets, landscaping, stair support and walkways and other outdoor projects where lumber is exposed to the elements. Being pressure-treated helps protect against termites, rot and fungal decay. Stain or paint this timber to match your outdoor decor.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.
  • California residents
  • Made of southern yellow pine
  • Pressure treated for long life
  • 6 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft.
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • When used properly, is both safe and environmentally friendly
  • For use in ground contact applications
  • Environmentally friendly protect against termites, rot and fungal decay at The Home Depot
  • 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



Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
12
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
5.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
12
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
6
Nominal Product Width (in.)
6
Product Length (in.)
144

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
.14
Fastener recommendation
n/a
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
See store for details

Questions & Answers

17Questions13Answers

Could I purchase 6"×6"×15 ft.

Asked by Drew October 20, 2020
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Answer

Drew, You'll have to do just a bit of work on this one. You could contact your local Home Depot location Pro Desk to inquire about a special order for Model #288794, or you could purchase this 6 in. x 6 in. x 16 ft. #2 Pressure-Treated Timber, Model #261023. Both are pressure-treated pine. The second option is longer, obviously, and will require you to cut it, but the price difference - depending on what you are quoted by the associate - might make this option more appealing. Best of luck to you.

How much does a 6x6x12 weight

Asked by Dennis October 17, 2020
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Answers

Dennis, Depending on how wet the product is, you should find that your timber weighs between 79 and 86 pounds.

CAN I ORDER THIS TO BE DELIVERED TO MY HOME ONLINE?

Asked by MIGUEL October 8, 2020
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Answer

Yes you can. I ordered 6 of them and they were delivered in 2 days along with several other items. You will be charged a delivery fee, so keep that in mind. If you need other items, this would be the time to include these also.

How long should the PT lumber hold up in the elements?

Asked by Ted September 3, 2020
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Answer

Ted, There is a warranty that you should consult for this. It can be located in the Info & Guides box, on the right as you scroll down just a bit on the product (Treated timber) page.

can this be used to install a shade sail? 3ft in the ground concrete anchor and 9ft above

Asked by favio July 20, 2020
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Answer

Yes, very solid.

How many pieces come on a pallet?

Asked by Gary June 1, 2020
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Answer

Gary, Pallet size varies. Please contact a Home Depot Pro for sizing and pricing.

Is this material safe for using in raised vegetable beds?

Asked by GardenMan May 3, 2020
1
Answer

Yes it should be. It is treated with all EPA approved materials

Can these be painted white?

Asked by Tone May 1, 2020
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Answers

Yes. Treated lumber must dry-out first however for a good finish. A good primer helps also before painting.

Can/will home depot cut these to length?

Asked by Steve April 1, 2020
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Answer

I believe they will make one cut. Anything additional, you pay for.

How much would one of these cost?

Asked by BECALMHELLAWAITS February 29, 2020
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Answer

Hi there, it looks like this 6 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft. #2 Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Timber is a store exclusive item and only able to be bought in a Home Depot store. Unfortunately we do not sell it with online stock for purchase. If you are unable to see the store inventory or price it is most likely either not a stocked item in your area or no longer available for purchase from Homedepot.com. I would advise you visit or contact your local Home Depot store for pricing and availability. Please follow the steps below to localize your Homedepot.com: 1. Localize Homedepot.com using your zip code (My Store Location: Change) 2. Choose the store where you want to pick up the item (Make this my Store) We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

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