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6 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 Details
  • 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
About This Product

For your home's next project consider using the 6 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft. Pressure-Treated Pine Timber. The pressure treatment helps protect this wood from insect damage, weather damage and decay making it 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. It can also be painted or stained to suit your needs.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
  • Pressure treated for long life
  • 6 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft.
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • For use in ground contact applications
  • 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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Product ID #: 301895519Internet #: 090489531188Model #: 288794
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft.)0.14 lb/ft3Fastener RecommendationGalvanized Fastener
FeaturesPaintable, Pressure Treated, StainableLumber GradeNo. 2
Lumber qualityNo-priorMaterialWood
Moisture contentGreenPressure treatment chemicalMCA - Micronized Copper Azole
TextureSmoothWood SpeciesSouthern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantySee store for details
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Can 3 feet of this 8 foot timber (to be used as a post) be buried in a concrete base? Will the concrete by keeping moisture out lengthen the life of the timber? Should I apply a sealant first before pourning the concrete around it?
by|Apr 7, 2023
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A:  Homeowner, The post can be buried into a concrete base.  The concrete will not have any added benefit of "lengthening the life" as moisture can still be between the concrete and the post.  Because of this, it is best practice to have the grade around the post slope away from the post versus toward it where it would collect water around the post at the ground line.  If the post dry and ready to accept a water sealer before installation, that would be recommended, but the post can be installed prior to being dry.  In those cases, just apply the sealer to the "above ground" portion of the lumber when it's ready.

by|Apr 10, 2023
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    Q:Can I use this for my raised bed (veg garden ) ?
    by|Jul 29, 2022
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    A:  4x4 dimension lumber works well to hold soil, but I used 2x12s to hold soil for raised beds. Everything depends on your esthetics as some people like thick walled beds and others prefer thinner walls. The 4x4 walls will last a longer time for effective use, but may start to look bedraggled about the same time as the 2x12s. I use treated lumber that is certified for ground contact.

    by|May 11, 2023

      A:  Karthik, Yes. Treated timbers used to construct raised vegetable gardens and flowerbeds are increasingly popular and practical. Recent scientific tests prove there is no significant uptake of preservatives into plants. And treated wood used for tomato stakes, flowerbed edging, planters, retaining walls, trellises and compost bins have the added advantage of lifetime durability.

      by|Aug 1, 2022
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        Q:Is this UC4A (ground contact/general use) or UC4B (ground contact/structural use) rated?
        by|Aug 6, 2021
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        A:  Hello ACDC, This is UC4A.

        by|Nov 2, 2022
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          Q:WHAT IS the Weight of 6x6x8 ?
          by|Jul 6, 2021
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          A:  Robert, The timber is around 77 pounds.

          by|Feb 26, 2023
            2 found this answer helpful

            A:  Most of the product was curved and not good for wall construction.

            by|Feb 27, 2023
              1 found this answer helpful
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              Customer Reviews

              4.4 out of 5
              • 4.4 out of 167 reviews
              • 75% recommend this product
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              Picked 4 straight ones. Installed on porch. 6 months later 1 is bowing noticeably. So tired of their garbage products.
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                Used this material for the base layer of a retaining wall with the rows above made of 4" x 4" pos...
                Used this material for the base layer of a retaining wall with the rows above made of 4" x 4" posts. Worked great and expect long life out this material.
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                Good product for building retaining walls
                Used around 100 of these to build out a retaining wall. Quality was good, no warping. Boards varied in weight given how much water was retained in wach, but didn’t impact product
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                  I would have given it a better rating but when I got it home a knot in one corner side fell off. ...
                  I would have given it a better rating but when I got it home a knot in one corner side fell off. It was used to lift a bird feeder and pole high enough for my Wife to see it from our kitchen window.I cemented it 1 1/2 feet in the ground with slots in the other end for the in ground bird feeder pole to slide into.I reinforced it with two sets of 3 inch bands just for extra bracing. At the top of the 6x6 timber I had to use two bands of flashing wrapped around it to keep a pesky ground squirrel form being able to get to it.But don't worry my Wife has a separate feeder for him too.
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                  I use the 6" x 6" post along with the 6 ft. Pressure-Treated Aluminum Solid Lightning Rail Deck R...
                  I use the 6" x 6" post along with the 6 ft. Pressure-Treated Aluminum Solid Lightning Rail Deck Railing Kit. It was easy to work with and stain. I added solar light caps and small solar light near the steps. Everything looks Great!
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                    4 found this review helpful
                    Excellent product, used to assemble a raised bed garden in my back yard.
                    Excellent product, used to assemble a raised bed garden in my back yard.
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                    The pro wood is good quality. No bad pieces. This wood was actually better than the stuff I got at a commercial lumber yard.
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                    Response from UFPI RepresentativeOct 11, 2023
                    Dear GERALD, ProWood appreciates you taking the time to let us know about your experience! If there’s anything else we can help you with, please e-mail our customer service department at CustomerService@ProWoodLumber.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
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