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Model # 253920

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2 in. x 4 in. x 8 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
  • Ideal for decks, walkways, landscaping and outdoor wood projects
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About This Product

Pressure-Treated Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This pressure 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.

Highlights

  • Pressure treated for long-life
  • Pressure treated to prevent rot and decay
  • For use in ground contact applications
  • Limited lifetime warranty against termite infestation and rot
  • Nominal 2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft.
  • #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 # 206967811

Model # 253920

Store SKU # 1001753743

Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)

8 ft

Actual Product Thickness (in.)

1.5 in

Actual Product Width (in.)

3.5 in

Nominal Product Length (ft.)

8 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

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

Questions & Answers

29Questions
caret
Q:If I'm spacing my fence post 8 feet apart, Do I get the 8 feet 2x4 or the 10 feet 2x4 ?
by|Apr 7, 2022
3 Answers
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A:  Erick, Please see a PRO associate at your local Home Depot store regarding materials needed for your project.

by|Apr 7, 2022

    A:  I get the 10’ and cut as needed. Better to cut than to be short after the post have been placed. 

    by|Apr 11, 2022

      A:  The crossbars will be 8'. This is assuming you are using 4 x 4 for the fence post

      by|Apr 11, 2022
        caret
        Q:How long should this be allowed to dry before staining?
        by|Jan 19, 2021
        3 Answers
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        A:  Pat, The demand for lumber is still high now, so much of the wood arriving from the treating facilities is very wet. You might need to wait a good length of time for it to be dry enough. It will depend on where you are drying the wood (in a pole barn or other barn, or outside under a tarp on the ground), the humidity level in your environment (in the arid Southwest or a near a large body of water), and the temperature in your area (a frigid 19 degrees like in the Midwest or balmy like southern Florida). Do the splash test to determine when it's ready - drizzle a bit of water onto a piece laying horizontally, then wait 10 minutes to see if the water is absorbed. If it has been, the wood is dry and ready for staining. If the water beads, it's still too wet.

        by|Jan 20, 2021

          A:  It depends upon how wet the wood is when you install it and the humidity at your location. It must be below at least 20% I would think, otherwise the stain will not adhere or penetrate. You can check the moisture level of the wood with a meter that is available on line.

          by|Jan 20, 2021

          A:  some say 4 days, some say 4 weeks. The best way to know if it's ready to stain is by doing Water test: Pour clean water on a wooden piece that is expected to dry. If the water absorbs instantly, wood is ready to paint. It means pores in the wood are ready to adhere to paint layers. If water beads up, wait for a few more days then repeat the same test to check if it’s dry or not.

          by|Jan 19, 2021
          caret
          Q:What is the difference between this (prime) ground contact and the one that doesn't say "prime" but is ground contact pressure treated?
          by|Jun 10, 2020
          5 Answers
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          A:  Prime is supposed to be a higher quality wood. Generally, it should be straight (not bowed), not split and have less knots. When it is pressure treated it is generally for use outside or in basements that have some dampness. It is rot resistant.

          by|Jun 14, 2020

          A:  Prime is a better quality (less knots, shows better)

          by|Aug 22, 2020

          A:  Daniel, Prime ground contact has few knots and a better appearance.

          by|Sep 16, 2021

            A:  Use this for landscaping or building projects where the lumber is in direct contact with the ground. I assume it has a greater concentration of "salt" to deter rot and insect damaged for a longer period of time (not forever just a lot longer) I like it for landscaping in wet/damp areasl

            by|Nov 27, 2020

            A:  Yes, it’s pressure treated. Prime usually designates grade of lumber. Prime being higher quality, less knots and such. But both are pressure treated

            by|Jun 11, 2020
            caret
            Q:Also I wanna do is pick up a 2 x 4 x 8, but it’s not letting me do it not curbside or pick up unless I go through having it delivered for $79 first on the app.
            by|Jun 8, 2020
            3 Answers
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            A:  Do an in-store pickup order then call the store when you arrive to have them bring it out

            by|Aug 22, 2020

            A:  I would log out and go back on the Home Depot site and place your order and select pick up at your local store.

            by|Jun 12, 2020

            A:  Becky, depending on where you live, and how bad the virus is in your area, you could just go in the store. But if you don’t want to go in, I’d call the store and tell them your conundrum. I’m sure they’ll settle it to your liking.

            by|Jun 11, 2020
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            great quality
            I have added photos so that you can see how good the 2x4's look on the replacement fence.
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            This was a good product. Some of the boards split when drilling through. Other than that, they di...
            This was a good product. Some of the boards split when drilling through. Other than that, they did the job.
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            This lumber is all I use when building my fences.
            This lumber is all I use when building my fences.
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            Worked great. Hopefully it survives the Michigan winters
            Worked great. Hopefully it survives the Michigan winters
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            Works great
            Works great
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            All I use when I install wood fencing only problem you have to pick thur to get straight 2x4.
            All I use when I install wood fencing only problem you have to pick thur to get straight 2x4.
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              Great wood! Did the job, and my wife loved it!
              Great wood! Did the job, and my wife loved it!
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              It did the job I need do very well.
              It did the job I need do very well.
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              Really excellent wood
              Really excellent wood
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              Excellent quality wood; made a nice garden for my veggies!
              Excellent quality wood; made a nice garden for my veggies!
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