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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
  • Durable for your deck and 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!

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.

Close up of the a generic paint can on deck boards


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

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 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.
  • 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 6in. from the ground, or has poor or no water drainage below the structure
  • Ground contact treated lumber should be used in tropical climates or applications likely to have prolonged contact with vegetation or leaf litter
  • 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
  • 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 ft
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.50 in
Actual Product Width (in.)
3.50 in
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2 in
Nominal Product Width (in.)
4 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.14
Color/Finish
Brown
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,UV Protected,Water Resistant
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

14Questions28Answers

can you get a bulk price on this 2x4x8?

Asked by Richard April 30, 2021
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Answer

Yes you can

Can this wood be painted?

Asked by Dewey July 20, 2020
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It certainly can, Dewey. To determine that the wood is ready to accept/hold paint or stain --after it has been given a proper drying of several weeks to several months--splash a bit of water on a board that is resting horizontally, and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. If the water has absorbed fully, your lumber is ready; if it doesn't take in the water, it's still wet and needs further drying.

Are these available in store for pick up today

Asked by RevA July 11, 2020
2
Answers

They were when I picked some up

Can I get some of my order if 2x4s cut shorter and delivered?

Asked by hope June 15, 2020
2
Answers

yes, but there usually is a charge.

it free custom cut ??

Asked by vi September 20, 2018
3
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answer to your question no

Is the wood pine

Asked by Lg September 8, 2018
4
Answers

Yes, this is pine.

I am going to use this wood to replace rotten boards in a backyard deck. Can this wood be painted...

Asked by Jim July 20, 2018
5
Answers

Yes it can be painted as long as it is dry.

Is this lumber animal or human safe?

Asked by Ryan June 5, 2018
3
Answers

Yes, it does NOT contain arsenic like the old pressure treated lumber used to.

I want to build a cage around some blueberry plants. Is the Weathershield lumber safe to use for...

Asked by shell May 20, 2018
3
Answers

Yes.

Does ground contact inclued retaining walls up to 4 foot high backfilled with dirt?

Asked by Digger May 5, 2018
3
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no

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Customer Reviews

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A couple of days after using this product, in a...
A couple of days after using this product, in a construction project, many of the Beams had to be replaced due to warping. Bending measured up to 2 inches of distortion from original straight orientation. I am extremely dissatisfied with this product.
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great quality wood, good price easy to work with. perfect trimming for shed doors.
great quality wood, good price easy to work with. perfect trimming for shed doors.
by BigLeo
For the sake of my red grape, I had to find a solution of how to let the grapes grow easily. And ...
For the sake of my red grape, I had to find a solution of how to let the grapes grow easily. And this picture was the results of using 2x4 pressure treated lumber! Painted them then install them! What a great idea!
by reba70
Best wood in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Hands down. Solid wood. Super woody. 10/10 would wood again...
Best wood in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Hands down. Solid wood. Super woody. 10/10 would wood again. Super straight, by the way. The wood.
by MrPlank
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Used the prime ground pressure-treated. I build crawfish tables, fences, tables, and benches. g...
Used the prime ground pressure-treated. I build crawfish tables, fences, tables, and benches. good lumber.
by pappy
I built a 200 linear ft fence with these materials. It turned out so nice that my neighbor contra...
I built a 200 linear ft fence with these materials. It turned out so nice that my neighbor contracted me to build one for them.
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I bought about 20 for a fence and most of...
I bought about 20 for a fence and most of them were good but 2 bowed pretty bad.
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