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Model #253929

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2 in. x 6 in. x 16 ft. #2 Prime Cedar-Tone 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.

Overhead looking view of a cedar-tone pressure treated deck to feature a chevron deck board print and complimenting bench, stairs, and railings.


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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Cedar-Tone

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Redwood-Tone

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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 Southern Yellow Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. Color-infused, so pigment is driven deep into wood fibers, creating beauty that's guaranteed to stand up to the elements for years. Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites, it is ideal for ground contact and a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications.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 16 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)
16
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
16
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Width (in.)
6

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Fastener recommendation
N/A
Features
Pressure Treated,Water Resistant
Lumber Grade
No. 2
Material
Wood
Moisture content
Green
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Texture
Smooth

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime limited residential warranty & Two-Year color limited warranty

Questions & Answers

12Questions14Answers

It appears you are unable to deliver 16 foot lengths of 2 x 6 decking boards. Is that true??

Asked by JJ June 5, 2020
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JJ, Please consult your local Home Depot store as available services vary from location-to-location.

Can I get WeatherShield 2in X 6in X 20ft Cedar -Tone pressure treated...and price?

Asked by Paul October 12, 2019
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Please contact your local lumber associate to see if this item can be special ordered to your desired dimensions. If it is available for special order, your lumber associate will provide you with the price.

Can these boards be used in fencing?

Asked by giff May 31, 2019
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I don't see why not? I'm just wondering why you would chose a 2X6? But its your project, Go for it.

These. Are just for the wood that comes in contact with the ground correct?,

Asked by Lee May 24, 2019
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Ground contact treated lumber can be used in both above ground and ground contact exterior applications. Please be sure to check the end tag before purchasing your lumber to confirm the lumber is treated for ground contact.

Can these boards be easily routed to slightly round off the edges? I need to use 2x lumber as my ...

Asked by Thomas May 19, 2019
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Thomas, This all depends on the skill level of the person cutting the wood.

Is all the WeatherShield pressure treated lumber domestically sourced?

Asked by logould April 24, 2019
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Yes, all WeatherShield pressure-treated lumber is from the US and is treated in the US.

Can I stain this product immediately after installation or it's better to wait? If so, for how lo...

Asked by alf June 17, 2017
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I waited a month or so to let it dry out. The wood I got was pretty wet and you don't want to seal in the moisture. Hope this helps.

Is this wood kiln dried?

Asked by Craig May 30, 2017
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No, this wood is not kiln dried.

Can this wood be used to build raised garden beds or will the chemical be harmful to food plants

Asked by Marti April 4, 2017
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Answer

Yes. Treated timbers used to construct raised vegetable gardens and flowerbeds are increasingly popular and practical. Recent scientific tests prove there is no significant uptake of preservatives into plants.

What is the actual length of the 2x6x16 board.

Asked by CA September 11, 2016
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Answers

1 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 16' (plus an inch or so)

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Worked very well as a top railing on our 58'x10' deck.
Worked very well as a top railing on our 58'x10' deck.
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Great treated wood, it makes a great deck...
Great treated wood, it makes a great deck...
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This is great lumber for a deck! Nice cedar-toned color that you can't find anywhere else.
This is great lumber for a deck! Nice cedar-toned color that you can't find anywhere else.
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Excellent piece of wood... used for railing on our deck....
Excellent piece of wood... used for railing on our deck.
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The boards were warped and moldy....
The boards were warped and moldy.
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A lot of knots and not planed very good on all boards. had trouble with run...
A lot of knots and not planed very good on all boards. had trouble with running grain proper for warping. They were pretty straight which helped.
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