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2 in. x 4 in. x 16 ft. 2 Prime Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Southern Yellow Pine Lumber

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Ideal for decks, walkways, landscaping and outdoor wood 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.

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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.

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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.

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Deck Posts

Deck posts add a classic, decorative charm to your outdoor living space all while adding support to your deck, fence or porch.

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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.

About This Product

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 6 in. x 10 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
  • How to Stain Pressure Treated Wood
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Product Information

Internet # 206967809

Model # 253920

Store SKU # 1001753869



Actual Product Length (ft.)

16 ft

Actual Product Thickness (in.)

1.5 in

Actual Product Width (in.)

3.5 in

Nominal Product Length (ft.)

16 ft

Nominal Product Thickness (in.)


Nominal Product Width (in.)

4 in


Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft.)

0.15 lb/ft3



Fastener Recommendation

Galvanized Fastener


Paintable, Pressure Treated, Stainable

Lumber Grade

#2 prime


Southern Yellow Pine

Moisture content


Pressure treatment chemical

MCA - Micronized Copper Azole



Wood Species

Southern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Limited

Questions & Answers

Q:Do you sell 2x4x20 treated wood
by|Jul 15, 2022
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A:  16 ft is the longest I have ever found at an HD store orthe "blue guys.  some big lumber yards have them but they are rare around here.

by|Jul 19, 2022

    A:  John, 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
      Q:Replacing deck board 2x6 by 16 ft long which deck board will work
      by|Mar 14, 2022
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      A:  As long as it is pressure treated you should be good. The severe weather and pressure treated are about the same timeframe that it lasts. Severe weather maybe a year longer. You don't want to go with builders grade since it is untreated.

      by|Mar 14, 2022

        A:  Chris, Yes, you can use this lumber for your desired application as long as it is compliant with your local building codes. For other options on deck boards please see your local PRO associate for assistance.

        by|Mar 14, 2022
          Q:How many boards in a bundle and how much would it cost
          by|Dec 9, 2021
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          A:  Hello Michael, This item is sold individually. If you are interested in bulk pricing and quantity, please contact a Pro associate at your nearest Home Depot location as this may vary from location-to-location.

          by|Jan 3, 2023
            Q:How many lb. is on each 2*4? Can you all please put the pounds it helps determine how much I can take on each trip. That way contractors can split the orders and not just contractors as well homeowners for their pick up trucks. Is best all lumbers to be weighted. Thank you.
            by|Feb 24, 2021
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            A:  Hello Walter, We will pass along your suggestion about listing the weight of the lumber; it seems like a good plan to have that information known. The 2 in. x 4 in. x 16 ft. board will weigh anywhere from 28-31 pounds.

            by|Jul 27, 2023
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              Customer Reviews

              4.2 out of 5

              • 4.2 out of 298 reviews
              • 81% recommend this product
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              Boards were good quality. Met expectations.
              Boards were good quality. Met expectations.
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              It was awesome and it worked really well for my friends I do recommend this
              It was awesome and it worked really well for my friends I do recommend this
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              Timber was straight with few defects. My house’s original driveway was formed in an offset checke...
              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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              Most were okay . A few warped or twisted after a few days laying out on the ground, which was not too surprising since they all are still to dry out.
              Response from UFPI RepresentativeApr 19, 2024
              Dear MT Blanco, Thank you for sharing your experience! If there’s anything else that we can help you with, please e-mail our customer service department at UFPRetailCS@UFPI.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
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              Straight and very few knots
              Response from UFPI RepresentativeApr 11, 2024
              Dear Home Depot Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a positive review. If there’s anything else that we can help you with, please e-mail our customer service department at UFPRetailCS@UFPI.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
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