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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 Details

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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.

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.

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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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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.
  • 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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Questions & Answers

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Q:HOW TO TREAT PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER
by|Aug 7, 2022
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A:  Bobstrailerfloor, To better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST, or call your local store. They can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question.

by|Aug 8, 2022
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    Q:Do you sell the same or equivalent ?treatment Fluid? that?s used to pressure treat the lumber? If not this then; What is used to protect end grains after cross cuts?
    by|Jan 6, 2022
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    A:  The pressure treating is infused into the board. Most commonly the inner part that looks "untreated" is heartwood, which is naturally decay resistant. These cuts do not require any special treatment.

    by|Jan 7, 2022
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      Q:How many 2x6x10 are in a bundle
      by|Oct 29, 2020
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      A:  Hotrod, Bundle sizes vary by location. Please contact your local Home Depot lumber associate to discuss the bundle size in your area.

      by|Jan 6, 2023
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        Q: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.
        by|Sep 13, 2020
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        A:  I used deck screws to prevent them backing out.

        by|Jul 2, 2021
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        A:  I used have tried nails before and they would back out of the wood. The second deck I built I used deck screws and they stayed in

        by|Jul 2, 2021
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          A:  I would say that 12s should be sufficient but if you wanna go bigger i.e 16s you can just be careful not to split the ends.

          by|Sep 16, 2020

          A:  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.

          by|Sep 16, 2020

            A:  if you want it to remain stable for a period of time I would use construction screws at the minimum, and for problem free longevity Treated Deck screws.

            by|Sep 13, 2020
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            I was able to get multiple boards to complete the base of my shed that I will be setting up soon. The boards are thick, and I got the ones that were the straightest to finish my project
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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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              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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              Durable, easy to work with and reasonably priced!
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