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Model # 288741

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4 in. x 4 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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Product Details

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.

Close up of the deck boards showing how to properly clean your deck


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.

Close up of the a generic paint can on deck boards


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.

A close up of water beaded up on a deck board


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.

Close up of a non color additive pressure treated deck board


No Color Additive

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Lumber

Close up of a cedar-tone pressure treated deck board


Cedar-Tone

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Cedar Tone Lumber

Close up of a redwood-tone pressure treated deck board


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.

This pressure treated timber is treated for protection against termites and rot. Ideal for a variety of applications including decks, play sets, landscaping and other outdoor projects where lumber is exposed to the elements. When used properly it is both safe and environmentally safe.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 use with ground contact
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • 4 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft.
  • 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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  • California residents
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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)12 ftActual Product Thickness (in.)3.5 in
Actual Product Width (in.)3.5 inNominal Product Length (ft.)12 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)4 inNominal Product Width (in.)4 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft.).15 lb/ft3Fastener RecommendationGalvanized Fastener
FeaturesPaintable, StainableLumber GradeNo. 2
Lumber qualityNo-priorMaterialWood
Moisture contentGreenPressure treatment chemicalMCA - Micronized Copper Azole
TextureSmoothWood SpeciesSouthern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Lifetime
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Questions & Answers

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Q:I want to build a pergola using a grid kit. Is there any recommended additional treatment to apply before assembly? Are these likely to warp?
by|Oct 9, 2023
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A:  Jdmy, the timber provided is pressure treated to protect against fungal decay, rot, and termites. It is important to note that treated wood is usually delivered while still damp. As the wood dries, there may be slight changes in its width and length, and it may also split, cup, or warp. These changes are more likely to occur in lower-grade boards that already have knots and uneven grains. It's important to understand that each piece of lumber is unique and may have physical characteristics such as knots, warping, shrinkage, swelling, or splitting. If you plan to paint or stain the treated wood, it is crucial that the wood is dry enough to accept a coating. A simple way to determine if the wood is dry enough is to sprinkle droplets of water onto the surface. If the water is absorbed, the wood is ready for painting or staining. However, if the water droplets bead on the surface, the wood is still too wet. In this case, it is recommended to wait a few days before attempting to paint or stain the wood.

by|Oct 11, 2023
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    Q:What is Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Timber and also what is Pressure-Treated Ground Contact Southern Pine Timber? What's the difference
    by|Jul 13, 2023
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    A:  NITOY, without an exact Model # of what you are comparing this product to, we are unable to provide the exact differences of this and the Pressure-Treated Ground Contact Southern Yellow Pine Timber. When searching the description of "Pressure-Treated Ground Contact Southern Yellow Pine Timber", it appears that the length is different, but the grade, treatment process and species are the same.

    by|Jul 14, 2023
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      Q:True difference between #288741 and #4230254? In comparing one says 1 common
      by|Mar 1, 2023
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      A:  Moltroub, Model # 288741 is our product, but Model # 4230254 is not our product, so therefore we cannot give you the exact differences. It appears Model # 4230254 is Cedar-Tone, and Model # 288741 is not.

      by|Sep 24, 2023
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        Q:Can you cut a 4x4 for me?
        by|Jul 16, 2022
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        A:  Yes they can

        by|Jul 21, 2022

          A:  Jody, To better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST, or call your local store. They can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question.

          by|Jul 18, 2022
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            Customer Reviews

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            The wood now has large cracks in it which kind of scared me because I was putting a lot of weight on it, but it held and I'm here to talk about it.
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            Response from UFPI RepresentativeOct 16, 2023
            Dear DAVID, we appreciate your business and value your review. If you would like the opportunity to discuss this matter further, please reach out to ProWood Customer Service at CustomerService@ProWoodLumber.com, referencing this review, and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you.
              Excellent quality built my own mailbox post. Better than a...
              Excellent quality built my own mailbox post. Better than a commercial one.
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              it was delivered perfectly, and worked as described. Used for base footings of a chcken coop and ...
              it was delivered perfectly, and worked as described. Used for base footings of a chcken coop and run.
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              We used 2 of these 4×4 ×12' footers,for a base to make a walkway to our pond dock from land.turne...
              We used 2 of these 4×4 ×12' footers,for a base to make a walkway to our pond dock from land.turned out nice & Heavy Duty.&used 2×2 's for the walkway.
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              Straight and solid lumber which will last a long time outdoors.
              Straight and solid lumber which will last a long time outdoors.
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              The lumber was straight and not wet like most pressure treated lumber.
              The lumber was straight and not wet like most pressure treated lumber.
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              I did the purpose I bought them for
              I did the purpose I bought them for
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              Perfect solution for a rotten sill
              Perfect solution for a rotten sill
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              Yes this more than met my expectations! For my application it was more cost effective than the 8 Ft.
              Yes this more than met my expectations! For my application it was more cost effective than the 8 Ft.
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              I was happy with the product
              I was happy with the product
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