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2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. #1 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 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.

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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.

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

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Close up of a cedar-tone pressure treated deck board


Cedar-Tone

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Close up of a redwood-tone pressure treated deck board


Redwood-Tone

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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 Southern Yellow Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites, it is ideal for ground contact and a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications. Responsibly manufactured from renewable southern yellow pine, this lumber is both safe and environmentally friendly when used as directed in appropriate applications.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 8 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
  • #1 grade lumber has few defects, knots will be small and well-spaced.
  • 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.
  • #1 lumber grade is to be used when both strength and appearance are important.
  • This product is #1 lumber grade meaning the boards contain small and few knots within the board. The strength of #1 grade lumber is the best you can get on the market.
  • Use #1 grade lumber when both strength and appearance are important to you project. This lumber will contain few knots and have no splits larger than the width of the boards.
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store



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Q:The description says "paintable". HD web site says : "We do not recommend using a conventional multi-coat paint system or varnish. The performance is nearly always disappointing and scraping and sanding and often must precede repainting." Who's right?
by|Aug 31, 2022
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A:  Ambi, This lumber is paintable. 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.

by|Nov 21, 2022
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    Q:Is it safe to use on aluminum boat
    by|May 4, 2021
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    A:  yes

    by|May 5, 2021

    A:  Yes but if you are asking you might want to hire someone to make the repair

    by|May 5, 2021

    A:  Hello Mikem, You will find arguments on both sides for this; some will say that it is fine, but others will tell you to find the best plywood that you can, then coat it with varnish, urethane, or an enamel paint to prolong its longevity. We suggest that you check a few videos on this topic by searching the following words: use pressure treated lumber for aluminum boat. Something should pop-up immediately that will help.

    by|May 5, 2021
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      Q:Is this kiln-dried after treatment? How soon after purchasing can I stain it?
      by|Apr 11, 2021
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      A:  No

      by|May 4, 2021

      A:  Dev, This lumber has not been kiln-dried. You may have to wait quite some time for the wood to dry. Perform the splash test by placing the wood horizontally and splashing some water on it. After about 10 minutes of time, see if the water has absorbed. If it has, the wood is ready to accept stain. If not, give it another week before performing the splash test again.

      by|Apr 12, 2021

        A:  It depends - You will notice your pressure treated wood is kind of 'damp' when you buy it. It can take from a couple weeks to a couple months to adequately dry out before staining it, depending on your climate and amount of rain. If you stain while it is too wet, then you risk a poor application and a waste of expensive stain - the moisture in the wood takes up space, if there is too much moisture in the wood, it will not be able to absorb the stain - there won't be enough space in the wood pores. Ideally, you should wait until the wood has a 12% to 15% moisture content (or less, less is better) before applying a stain. This will allow for adequate absorption of the stain and a longer lasting result. Considering the cost of wood and the cost of stain, I would recommend you pick up a moisture meter (can get them for $20-$30 on a popular shopping site). Good luck!

        by|Apr 13, 2021

          A:  it's not kiln dried; frankly the stuff comes full of water. You should wait at least 6 months to stain, ideally a year.

          by|Apr 13, 2021
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            Q:how many per pallet
            by|May 11, 2020
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            A:  208

            by|May 27, 2020

            A:  Enough and they are not measured by the pallet

            by|May 4, 2021
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            Twisted so badlu had to throw them out. DO...
            Twisted so badlu had to throw them out. DO NOT order online. You cannot rely on HD employees to pick product.
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            I understand i did not pick my lumber doing curbside but every board was the bottom of the barrel...
            I understand i did not pick my lumber doing curbside but every board was the bottom of the barrell put backs. Full of knots and chipped edges and cracks unacceptable
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              Response from UFPI RepresentativeDec 15, 2022
              Karen, we appreciate your business and hope you enjoy this lumber for many years to come! If there is anything else we can do for you, 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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              It is what it is. Nice and straight, few knots....
              It is what it is. Nice and straight, few knots. Soft wood but holds screws well
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                  very poor quality for #1 rated. full on knots soaking wet
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                    Wood picked was of poor quality with many defects including...
                    Wood picked was of poor quality with many defects including warping, splits and cracks. Advice? Pick it yourself in an effort to select better pieces. Very disappointed. Again
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