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Model #253921

Store SKU #1001753906

2 in. x 6 in. x 10 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
  • Use for decks, walkways, landscaping and other outdoor projects
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Product Overview

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Add Value To Your Property

Studies show that adding a deck is one of the best ways you can increase your home's value.

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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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No Color Additive

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Lumber

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Weathershield Pressure-Treated Cedar Tone Lumber

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Weathershield Pressure-Treated Redwood Tone Lumber

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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.

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.
  • California residents
  • 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

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Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
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Pressure Treated,Water Resistant
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
Moisture content
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Questions & Answers


How many 2x6x10 are in a bundle

Asked by Hotrod October 29, 2020

Hotrod, Bundle sizes vary by location. Please contact your local Home Depot lumber associate to discuss the bundle size in your area.

What type of nail is good for 6 foot lengths of 2x6 pressure treated lumber - i will be using a pneumatic framing nailer. Installation is for a dock.

Asked by RJ September 13, 2020

RJ, We suggest that you check in with your local building inspector to see what is required for nailing a deck board on top of a floor joist for a dock. This is because fresh water docks don’t have nearly as much corrosion as salt water decks. You should make sure to use highly corrosion-resistant nails and even stainless steel if it’s saltwater. The length of the nail should be a minimum 2.5” long so that there is at least 1” of embedment into the floor joist after going through the 1.5” of treated decking depth. Best of luck with your project.

How many planks are in a pallet? How much would that cost?

Asked by Patrick August 10, 2020

A pallet of wood is called a hack. There are roughly 294 2x4s in a hack.

how many deck boards do i need for a 10ft x 20ft deck

Asked by Ron July 14, 2020

17 would do it leave a gap between boards so they can expand and contract. I used 1/2” each side.

can it be used as pier decking

Asked by doc June 14, 2020

Yes it can

how many 2×6×10 come on a skid

Asked by ginzo June 11, 2020

Normally 189 for a bunk of 2x8's

What wood is this made from?

Asked by David May 8, 2020

David, This lumber is Southern Yellow Pine.

Is this safe to use in raised garden bed?

Asked by Cc May 6, 2020

CC, MCA pressure-treated lumber is safe to use for raised garden beds.

How much spacing between boards on deck do I need to allow?

Asked by Tek May 14, 2019

I stacked my 2 x 6's and put stickers between each row and let them air dry for about 2 weeks. Then installed them as tight as I could get them. after a couple of months you'll end up with approximately 1/8" space after they finish drying.

Canweathershield be used for fencing?

Asked by Jeff March 15, 2019

Yes I have used it for fencing and also making docks.

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Wood was clear and no knots. Great for my pool deck.
Wood was clear and no knots. Great for my pool deck.
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Very poor quality
I used these boards to replace the top rail of my deck 2 years ago and they are horrible. The cupping and twisting are bad, but one board is cracked and falling apart. The rest of the deck is over 25 years old and holding up well.
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Good Stuff. Great Service.
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Just done lumbers were lean and not in a good shape. I used them as already shipped but could be ...
Just done lumbers were lean and not in a good shape. I used them as already shipped but could be better.
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Disappointing product quality. - Inconsistent width; one board is more narrow than the one befo...
Disappointing product quality. - Inconsistent width; one board is more narrow than the one before it. - Poor milling. Common for 1 of 5 boards to have one side of the board rippled or rough. - Ends of boards were not cut square. - Splits and twists or bows typical as the boards dried. Because I was using these 2×6 for a residential deck open to public scrutiny, I had a considerable amount of wasted product.
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Good product for the price
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Durable, easy to work with and reasonably priced!
Durable, easy to work with and reasonably priced!
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