No. Only way I could purchase was a four pack.
I am only aware of 4 boards to a pack.
I would advise against children climbing on this rough sawn red cedar. It is easy to get splinters when coming into contact with the wood. After installing garden boxes using the wood, I forgot to wear gloves when working in the garden and used the boxes to support myself with my hands on occasion - the result was nine tiny splinters.
The actual dimensions of these backer rails are 1-1/2 in. thick by 3-1/2 in. wide. Please keep in mind the size can vary 1/8 in. due to the natural characteristics of the wood.
There are four backer rails per order.
Only Home Depot knows but I suspect you are not making an apples to apples comparison of exactly what you bought in 2016 vs what you see on the net or at store. Double check what you bought vs what you are now looking at! Suspect it is not the same product or quantity.
Please contact your local PRO associate to discuss special order options.
Yes, this backer rail is "green."
Sure it can just like any other wood.