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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 Details

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!

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.

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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.

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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Questions & Answers

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Q:Does this grade have knots showing?
by|Aug 8, 2022
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A:  Frank, Prime grade lumber has fewer knots and an overall better appearance, Color, grain pattern and texture will vary as well.

by|Aug 8, 2022

    A:  Not if you pick them out yourself.

    by|Aug 15, 2022
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      Q:If I order a "full pallet" of 2'x6'x12' treated decking boards for delivery, how many are on a pallet?
      by|Nov 9, 2021
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      A:  Hello Ozzie, Please give the Home Depot location that you frequent a call about that as pricing and quantity may vary.

      by|Aug 7, 2022
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        Q:Can these be used as a retaining wall ?
        by|Oct 10, 2021
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        A:  No, since it has only 1.5 in." thickness. Sometimes 4 in." x 4 in." used in retaining walls, but only work if wall is no higher than 10 in." because of soil weight retained. For wall higher than 10 in." need 6 in." x 6 in." x 8 ft. pressure treated wood. Recommend 1.5 in" pea gravel underneath bottom timber & 1.5 in" pea gravel behind all 6 in." x 6 in." x 8 ft. so rainwater socked soil is away from timbers. Otherwise timbers will rot before 40 year life period.

        by|Oct 13, 2021

          A:  If they are designed for outdoor use , and these are , if the wall is outdoors- yes.   If indoors, these boards will start to warp (as they get drier) and mess up your drywall and squareness of the wall    Use these for damp climates.  Not dry climates.   If dry, use indoor 2x6s    

          by|Oct 13, 2021

            A:  Hello Pat the rat, They could be used for that. We would suggest that for your vertical end posts, you coat them both below ground level and above with a tar-type product that will add extra life to them.

            by|Oct 11, 2021
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              Q:How many of these are in a bundle or strapped together?
              by|Aug 18, 2021
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              A:  It’s a piece pressure treated wood. Not much more to say.

              by|Oct 23, 2021

              A:  Actnup, This is a single board.

              by|Aug 25, 2021
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                The lumber I chose for my back yard now looks...
                The lumber I chose for my back yard now looks amazing! A+
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                Yota, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a positive review. We love to see how our customers use our products in a creative way! Thank you for the wonderful picture of your project, it looks amazing! If there’s anything else we can help you with, please e-mail our customer service department at ufpretailcs@ufpi.com, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
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                Worked for Trex deck frame had to bolt it to cement and no cracking after being drilled with the roto Hammer really is solid product good quality wood we'll see how it ages but seemingly so far okay the only thing I would look out for if you're not buying in stores to make sure that the pieces that you receive at the 10-ft length don't have a lot of bow in them as I had to sort quite deep in store for the number boards that I needed.
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                  In stock and exactly what I needed.
                  Very solid and HD cut the lumber to 3 foot lengths saving a great deal of time. Used to make steps and a small platform around the pool. Worked great and very secure and solid. I took my time selecting the best pieces. The lumber was still wet from the pressure treatment but dried in a day seating in the sun.
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                  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.
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                  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.
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                  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
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                  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.
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                  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.
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                  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.
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