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2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. #2 Prime Cedar-Tone 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.

Overhead looking view of a cedar-tone pressure treated deck to feature a chevron deck board print and complimenting bench, stairs, and railings.


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

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 Southern Yellow Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. Color-infused, so pigment is driven deep into wood fibers, creating beauty that's guaranteed to stand up to the elements for years. 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.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
  • #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.)8 ftActual Product Thickness (in.)1.5 in
Actual Product Width (in.)3.5 inNominal Product Length (ft.)8 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)2Nominal Product Width (in.)4 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )0.15Color/FinishBrown
Fastener RecommendationGalvanized FastenerFeaturesPaintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,Water Resistant
Lumber Grade#2 primeMaterialSouthern Yellow Pine
Moisture contentGreenPressure treatment chemicalMCA - Micronized Copper Azole
TextureSmoothWood SpeciesSouthern Pine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLifetime Limited

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It's just treated lumber with a cedar stain that sands off leaving a natural finish. But it's a ...
It's just treated lumber with a cedar stain that sands off leaving a natural finish. But it's a couple $$ more than natural finish treated lumber. I appreciate our local store providing curbside pick up but I had to return it because it was so warped and twisted leaving me to wonder if it truly is treated lumber.
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Ordered the wood online usually don't order my wood online due to the fact that I want to make su...
Ordered the wood online usually don't order my wood online due to the fact that I want to make sure I'm getting nice straight good pieces but I was pleasantly surprised by how good of pieces were picked out for me thank you home Depot crew
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Things are going good so far. Working on replacing a vinyl fence with the privacy fence. Lookin...
Things are going good so far. Working on replacing a vinyl fence with the privacy fence. Looking good so far!
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This 2x4 is very good quality if it's not warped. Take the time at the store to pick out your boa...
This 2x4 is very good quality if it's not warped. Take the time at the store to pick out your boards. Supervise the HomeDepot staff if they pick for you or you will get many bent and warped boards. I ordered 33 boards and the order was picked by the HomeDepot crew, I found out when I got home to unload that I had 7 warped boards that I had to return and replace.
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      Its appearance is excellent. Still installing my fence....
      Its appearance is excellent. Still installing my fence.
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      These were much straighter and had less knots than those...
      These were much straighter and had less knots than those I’ve purchased in the past.
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      Boy this stuff is soaking wet.
      I ordered a load to build new front steps and a small deck. It looks mostly okay but it arrived full of water. Or something. Because it was so wet I jammed the deck boards really tight against each other and now, less than two weeks later, they all have spaces of 1/8 or better between them. Two 2x4 rails and three or four spindles have warped so badly I'll have to replace them. For the most part this has been okay but now I'm questioning their treatment process and thinking I should have bought this wood six months ago, stacked and stickered it till it dried, and THEN used it. I thought all dimensional lumber was dried at least a little bit but I might be remembering times long gone. If I had to do it over again I'd have gone with kiln dried, and probably not from HD. But I think with some rework and time, this will last. It's just much lower quality than I thought I was getting.
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