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Model #253920

Store SKU #1001753869

2 in. x 4 in. x 16 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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Product Overview

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!

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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.

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.

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.
  • California residents
  • 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 16 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.)
16
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
16
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Fastener recommendation
N/A
Features
Pressure Treated
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Questions & Answers

16Questions28Answers

I'm using 4x4 skids on a shed. If i coated them in flex seal would it add to the lifespan?

Asked by Bill May 26, 2020
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how many boards do i need to cover a 850sq.ft. deck?

Asked by powers March 27, 2020
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850x12= 10200 10200 divided by the width of the board 2” = 5100 linear ft If each board is 16’ then 5100 divided by 16 = 319 boards... now each board is slightly smaller than 2 inches wide so you’ll have left overs that you can return. plus the gap you leave between boards. I hope this helps.

is there bulk prices

Asked by Leikela September 19, 2019
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Not from home depot, maybe if you are a contractor

is this wood safe for a chicken run?

Asked by kiddykat May 14, 2019
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As long as the chickens don't try to ingest the treated lumber I don't see why it wouldn't be. Also, you need treated lumber to keep from having to rebuild more often as untreated lumber would rot and bring wood boring/eating insects. I used mine to build a stand for holding firewood after hurricane Irma.

How many 2x6x16's come in a bundle? Can I buy a bundle that is still strapped together?

Asked by Donnie September 23, 2018
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I think this is a question for Home Depot itself. I only purchased two.

Can this be used as a floor for a utility trailer

Asked by Chevy July 12, 2018
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This lumber can be used for this application as long as it is compliant with your local building codes.

I need 4 pieces of this lumber cut 3 feet and 3 inches. Can i order this online and have it cut a...

Asked by FalconFan May 28, 2018
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it can be cut in the store. then much easier to bring home

How much does 1 weigh

Asked by Bert March 16, 2018
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One board weighs about 19 pounds.

I'm looking to make a aquarium stand. I have a 30"Lx12"Wx12"H and I'm using cinder blocks as the ...

Asked by Dee September 15, 2017
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what your doing will be a fine support base, put a piece of 1/4 in. plywood on top to separate the concrete and glass.

can they be used on a boat trailer

Asked by zerep13 July 7, 2017
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yes, any pressure treated lumber is great for out door use.

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Timber was straight with few defects. My house’s original driveway was formed in an offset checkerboard pattern and the concrete textured to look like coral. House is 28 years old and original 2x4s have rotted away. I removed old timber and debris, including old form nails (a pain) and replaced with new timber. Looks great.
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