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2 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft. #2 Prime Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Use 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.

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.

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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

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.

Pressure-Treated Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This double treated Ground Contact lumber must be used for applications where treated lumber is difficult to maintain, repair or replace. Treated lumber is critical to the performance and safety of an entire system or construction such as deck joists, beams and ledger boards. An additional benefit of treated lumber is its defense against rot and insect infestation for its vast majority of applications. Southern yellow pine is responsibly manufactured, safe, and environmentally friendly when used as directed.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
  • Ground Contact treated lumber can be used in both Above Ground and Ground Contact exterior applications
  • Backed by a lifetime limited warranty against termite infestation and rot
  • 2 in. x 4 in. x 12 ft.
  • Must use Ground Contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than six inches from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • #2 grade lumber has few defects, knots are well-spaced and do not exceed the size regulations.
  • Ideal for a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications
  • Uniform thickness, density and appearance for stable and long lasting performance
  • Hot-dip galvanized fasteners are recommended
  • Individual pieces of pressure treated lumber will reference Ground Contact on the end tag
  • WeatherShield includes water repellant in the treatment process
  • No two pieces of lumber are the same.
  • Color, grain pattern and texture will vary as well.
  • Prime grade lumber is the perfect choice if appearance is the main concern with your lumber project
  • Prime grade lumber has fewer knots and an overall better appearance
  • Prime grade lumber can be used for deck boards, fence panels
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store



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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
12 ft
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.5 in
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.5 in
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
12 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Color/Finish
Brown
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,Water Resistant
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
Material
Southern Yellow Pine
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth
Wood Species
Southern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited

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Customer Reviews

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Very satisfied with the product, easy to cut and it was perfect for my project.
Very satisfied with the product, easy to cut and it was perfect for my project.
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Excellent material for my new outdoor shop.
Excellent material for my new outdoor shop.
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Great sturdy pressure treated timber - they are pretty stable and not too bowed but I always pick...
Great sturdy pressure treated timber - they are pretty stable and not too bowed but I always pick through the pile. Very strong and cut well. Even cut mitered legs to make strong and more stable legs. I liked these a lot
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Ive used a lot of these over the year and they are generally great boards. Most recently I used t...
Ive used a lot of these over the year and they are generally great boards. Most recently I used them for a 6" on center overhand on my deck, for head clearance in the back stairs.
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We used 12 foot 2x4 for our privacy fence. Lumber fit perfect. Happy with product.
We used 12 foot 2x4 for our privacy fence. Lumber fit perfect. Happy with product.
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Perfect for my purposes, needed to reconstruct closet shelf & support in my home (Trailer) which ...
Perfect for my purposes, needed to reconstruct closet shelf & support in my home (Trailer) which originally was flimsy at best... Now its more solid than the doors or the walls? And an added benefit... the smell of fresh cut wood every time I open the door. Great product and highly recommend use.
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Bought this wood to build a ground-level deck. Even though we handpicked the boards to purchase, ...
Bought this wood to build a ground-level deck. Even though we handpicked the boards to purchase, once we got them home and they sat outside for a few days, about one-third of the pieces began to warp badly. The wood has lots of knotholes and cracks. Poor quality. Green wood. Disappointing.
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          Used to replace some rotten deck railing...
          Used to replace some rotten deck railing
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          The wood was good and I got just enough of...
          The wood was good and I got just enough of it and on time to my house dilivered from you store
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          Straight cut lumber making job easier....
          Straight cut lumber making job easier.
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          this wood did not have any hard notches so it...
          this wood did not have any hard notches so it was easy to screw together
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          A lot more knots that I expected....
          A lot more knots that I expected.
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          Great product and nice and straight boards...
          Great product and nice and straight boards
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          Product is good and resistant as noted but would love...
          Product is good and resistant as noted but would love if store offered color stained versions via special order.. The wood does tend to warp in our Florida weather so please take care and store on level rack until used.
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          The wood worked well with my diy project!...
          The wood worked well with my diy project!
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          Great #2 lumber...
          Great #2 lumber
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          Cool
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          So far, so good. I used this wood to build...
          So far, so good. I used this wood to build a gate for my fence and it has worked very well so far. We've had several storms since I put it up and they are still holding strong.
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          Poor wood!!!!! I ordered online and they did terrible...
          Poor wood!!!!! I ordered online and they did terrible
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          Many of the 2X4 were warped making them hard to...
          Many of the 2X4 were warped making them hard to use as garage wall studs.
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          They were full of knots...
          They were full of knots
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          It worked perfectly...
          It worked perfectly
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          Decent quality...
          Decent quality
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