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Model #291225

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
  • 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.

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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 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 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
  • 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

  • California residents

Info & Guides

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

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Questions & Answers


What's the estimated dry time for painting this lumber when used in a roof deck in the mid-atlant...

Asked by BigRy October 17, 2020

BigRy, Please allow your wood to dry appropriately by laying it flat with "stickers" or boards placed under each end of the wood and between each layer. Test prior to staining or sealing by sprinkling a few drops of water on the lumber. If the drops bead on top-after allowing it to sit for about 10 minutes, the wood needs to dry longer. If the drops absorb in a relatively short time, your wood is ready to accept product. As the pandemic has caused huge delays in product production in a surprising array of areas, wood treating is not immune. Mills and treating facilities are working 24-hours a day to meet demand and often are shipping products to Home Depot within the week of treating. For this reason, you might be looking at months of drying time, depending on the conditions this fall in the mid-Atlantic.

How Heavy is it

Asked by Bolo September 2, 2020

Bolo, The product that you inquired about weighs approximately 20 lbs, and has a moisture content of about 19%.

Do you have available for 2x6x10 pressure-treated lumber?

Asked by Tom June 22, 2020

Yes sir in every store

How many boards do I need for 200 square feet?

Asked by Joyce June 21, 2020

I would get 44 ten footers that will do a 10 by 20 deck

Why does the website only allow paid delivery to purchase this item?

Asked by DanofWoodstock June 16, 2020

It’s something to do with Homedpot dot com you need to contact them

whats the actual size?

Asked by Rincon May 2, 2020

Dimension 2 x 6 is 1-1/2 x 5-1/5 These ran a little large, variance probably because of the treatment, after install they will shrink a little

How many of these boards do I need for a 26 ft by 18 ft deck

Asked by Leeta March 10, 2020

Depends a little on which way you run your lumber. That size, there is no efficient way to use all whole pieces. Remember to run your boards like bricks. Get some paper and start drawing and get your calculator out. the boards are 5-1/2 " wide. Buy at lest 10% more than what you need. Not all boards will be suitable for you deck due to knots, chatters, rips and other imperfections.

Is this fire treated for exterior framing use?.. or to I need to pink coat the lumber?

Asked by PC September 25, 2018

I don't think t's "fire treated" but you can use this for sill plates.

Do you carry UNTREATED LUMBER 2x6x10 that I can use in the garden for vegetable beds?

Asked by jerr February 24, 2018

I know why you are asking. The treatment is a poison that inhibits critters from rotting the wood. You need to use this and then use a liner for your Veg Beds. Have you thought about using the composite decking?

How many of these would I need to make 10 ft by 12 ft deck

Asked by Alacazam November 16, 2017

27 minimum. Assuming a 10% scrap rate, 29 or 30. Plan for 30.

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Customer Reviews

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Perfect to rebuild my deck...
Perfect to rebuild my deck
by HomeDepotCustomer
replaced a picnic table bench seat plank which was bowed/warped for many years. The new one is a ...
replaced a picnic table bench seat plank which was bowed/warped for many years. The new one is a perfect replacement. i sanded it even smoother and stained it. Then I top coated it. It is still an overall fair match to a 20 year old table, it took the color well. The closest horizontal board in the picture frame is the replacement.
by Steve
About six years ago I built a large deck at one of my rental properties. Two years ago I had to r...
About six years ago I built a large deck at one of my rental properties. Two years ago I had to rebuild a large portion due to extreme wood rot of Pressure Treated lumber I bought from Home Depot. After a recent inspection, I found additional wood rot, an additional 18, 2”x6” 10 and 8 footers! I had even stained the deck with Beur Solid Color deck and siding stain! I am totally unhappy with the PT product sold by Home Depot! Their wood was apparently poorly treated and this has caused me a lost of time and money! And the lumber was not cheap!
by CaptCrab
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Great product at a good price ! I used them in an in-ground ramp system. We shall see how well qu...
Great product at a good price ! I used them in an in-ground ramp system. We shall see how well quality holds up in a sub-tropical, South Florida environment over the years ?
by BobsBest
by jim
Great quality throughout. Every piece is excellent. Been using for...
Great quality throughout. Every piece is excellent. Been using for 3-rail fencing and other outdoor project. Looks great even after several years.
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Straight with very few knots...
Straight with very few knots
The wood was good. I found that most of the...
The wood was good. I found that most of the wood had several large knots in them.
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