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2 in. x 6 in. x 12 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

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 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 12 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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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.

Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
12 ft
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.50 in
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.50 in
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
12 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2 in
Nominal Product Width (in.)
6 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Color/Finish
Brown
Fastener recommendation
Hot Dipped Galvanized
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,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

51Questions45Answers

I am building some chairs for my patio with PT lumber. How long do I need to wait to paint them?

Asked by JoseC November 11, 2020
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Depends on how wet they are. When you pick them up frim HD, you will be able to tell what lumber is soaked and what is dry. Then, let it sun-dry accordingly.

What kind of pressure treated lumber do you suggest for a deck around an above ground salt water ...

Asked by Bob September 12, 2020
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Bob, Saltwater is not going to degrade treated lumber, so above ground decking should be fine.

can it be stained right away or have to wait to dry? if yes how long should I wait?

Asked by HomeDepotCustomer June 5, 2020
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Nail, We do not recommend staining immediately as the wood will be very wet if you've just gotten it from Home Depot. It may require several months to properly/thoroughly dry. If you sprinkle some water on a board that is oriented horizontally, then wait about 10 minutes, you should see that the water either is absorbed - meaning that it's ready to be stained, sealed, etc., - or you will see that the water remains on the surface, meaning that it isn't ready to take-on more fluid - you stain, in this case.

Can I use the for my deck boards or should I use something else?

Asked by Andy May 27, 2020
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Andy, One of the suggested uses for this lumber is decking.

Is there a discount for ordering bulk

Asked by Jax May 20, 2020
4
Answers

Check with your Local Home Depot Store for that information

I need these 25 2 x 6 x 12 PT boards cut into 6’ lengths...how much will this cost

Asked by Homeowner April 26, 2020
5
Answers

Ask your Local Home Depot about cutting them, some store do offer this service

I buy the thing " 2 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft. #2 Prime Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber" online,...

Asked by Diem February 24, 2020
5
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You will need to check with your local Home Depot for this request. This also may be and extra charge to do this also

Can the boards be cut to 2x6x6ft at the dtore

Asked by Sparky February 22, 2020
5
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Home depot will cut sheet goods (plywood, etc. I do not see why they would not cut 2 x 6 x 12 . I think they will charge customers for this service, but not much.

Weather shield 2x6x12 .why do you offer them for sale if that can't be shipped or bought in store?

Asked by Sac October 9, 2019
5
Answers

I need a little more information on your request, if it can't be picked up at the store or delivered to your home or job site, I do not know how to answer this request

What is the best type of screw coating is recommended for treated lumber?

Asked by Jay August 21, 2019
5
Answers

Quality deck screws should be acceptable or stainless steel screws.

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Customer Reviews

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1 person found this helpful
Good pt lumber. I haven't even used it yet but it'll be ready when I have a project to build.
Good pt lumber. I haven't even used it yet but it'll be ready when I have a project to build.
by Jimboi
I used this piece of lumber to extend a concrete step and it’s working just fine.
I used this piece of lumber to extend a concrete step and it’s working just fine.
by Anonymous
1 person found this helpful
Well, we decided to build a COVID hangout in our...
Well, we decided to build a COVID hangout in our backyard. A "simple" little DIY platform deck to hang with the kid. Little did we know that hundreds of other people in our area had the same "unique" idea resulting in a pressure treated shortage. I drove to HD every morning to pick out what I could. For the most part, the boards were good. We ended up with one warped and one with a significant knot, both of which I should have caught before purchasing. We chose this over composite deck because we felt that affordable composite looked like plastic and good looking composite was way too expensive. Wood has good grain and looks great
by JC
2 people found this helpful
Quality of the product was as expected. It would be nice if Home Depot also offered a veterans d...
Quality of the product was as expected. It would be nice if Home Depot also offered a veterans discount everyday as others.
by Al
2 people found this helpful
We used to make a raised bed. The only problem we encounter was finding boards that was straight ...
We used to make a raised bed. The only problem we encounter was finding boards that was straight and had no holes. We dug through the stack until we were successful.
by Lablady
In building a deck these 2x6s work great. They are staright and have minimal warping. The only th...
In building a deck these 2x6s work great. They are staright and have minimal warping. The only thing I thy to do is buy them several days before I use them and let them dry a little more so when they completely dry they do not shrink as much. The shrinkage doesnt affect the structural integrity but I like to minimize it when possible.
by Thomas
I always buy my lumber at Home Depot. They always...
I always buy my lumber at Home Depot. They always provide the quality products I need to keep my customers happy
by HowellRepairs
Home Depot always has good straight 2x6 boards in stock. I used these to build a custom structur...
Home Depot always has good straight 2x6 boards in stock. I used these to build a custom structural beam. The only fault I see is these were still pretty wet from treatment.
by SCHUCKZ
Clean straight and solid. Crew cut it in half without a charge.
Clean straight and solid. Crew cut it in half without a charge.
by Tommy
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