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2 in. x 6 in. x 4 ft. Premium Ground-Contact Pressure-Treated Wood Lumber

  • 2X the protection compared to Above Ground treatment
  • Treated for protection against fungal decay, rot and termites
  • Ideal 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 lumber is treated for protection against termites and rot. Ideal for a variety of applications including decks, play sets, landscaping, and other outdoor projects where lumber is exposed to the elements. When used properly it is both safe and environmentally friendly.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
  • Can be used in ground contact applications
  • 2 in. x 6 in. x 4 ft.
  • Pressure treated for long life
  • Can be painted or stained to suit your preference
  • 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.
  • Premium grade lumber should be used when small knots are the desired appearance for your lumber project
  • Premium grade is a high-quality lumber that has smaller and fewer knots.
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Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.15
Color/Finish
Wood
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,UV Protected,Water Resistant
Lumber Grade
premium
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

16Questions16Answers

Will the chemical treatment leach into the soil and is it harmful to human consumption?

Asked by Stockmaster March 24, 2021
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Hello Stockmaster, While we do not recommend the use of pressure-treated lumber in an area where food is being prepared, the wood itself has been determined safe to use in a vegetable garden.

can this be used in making outdoor sectional seating couch? would it take the water/snow?

Asked by Ahmadon February 7, 2021
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Ahmadon, The lumber should make a good outdoor sectional. Pressure treated wood provides protection against fungal decay, rot and termites, but not weathering of the wood. All wood weathers, but if you either stain and/or seal the wood, you'll extend the life of the material. Go to the boxed-off Info & Guides section on the product page, and click on the Use and Care Manual option. This goes into detail about how to optimize the life of pressure-treated wood.

Can this be used to replace boards on my deck stairs

Asked by Kin21 August 1, 2020
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Kin21, Yes, this wood is good for use out-of-doors.

Can I get this cut in the store?

Asked by Mita June 1, 2020
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I wanted some cut at the Northville store and was told no because pressure treated lumber would ruin the saw motor. I think he didn't feel like doing it.

Is this alright to use for a raised garden?

Asked by john May 9, 2020
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Answers

Yes. Good product for that! Can't guarantee you'll get more tomatoes or bigger blooms, but it'll hold up.

How safe is this for raised garden bed? I'm worried about MCA leaching to soil.

Asked by CC May 8, 2020
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Answer

awesome

Can this be used for raised bed Vegetable Garden?

Asked by Matt March 15, 2020
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Yes, this lumber is safe to use for a raised garden bed.

Can this be used for outdoor steps?

Asked by bb November 21, 2019
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Yes Husband uses this size for deck steps and they work perfectly

what is the best wood that has the measurements of 2x6x6 pt to use on the surface of a deck

Asked by gearhead November 8, 2019
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Please contact your local PRO associate or lumber associate for recommendations on which lumber is best to use in your area.

What is the difference between prime and premium treatment?

Asked by Josh July 31, 2019
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Prime grade lumber should be used when appearance is important. It provides the same structural properties as #1 grade lumber, but has fewer knots and better appearance. Premium grade lumber should be used when small knots are desired and appearance is very important.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
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  • 92% recommend this product
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Best for raised beds!
My new lower raised beds are made with this premium pressure treated wood... I'm absolutely certain they'll last longer than my old beds made from seconds and overstock lumber. They look so much better, and were easy to put together too!
by MoonU
Using my lumber to build 4’ x 8’ raised beds...
Using my lumber to build 4’ x 8’ raised beds for daylily collection.
by GardenChick
This board was cut in two to make supports for a yard bench seat. Four indents were drilled to k...
This board was cut in two to make supports for a yard bench seat. Four indents were drilled to keep the bench feet from sliding. Red cedar mulch (also from HD) was spread over the seating area to make a pleasant seating area and to hide the boards. Wood supports were chosen over concrete pads for stability reasons.
by Sam
Good decking for the job , couple pieces weren't straight, deck looks good
Good decking for the job , couple pieces weren't straight, deck looks good
by rpscuztums
I used 2x6 boards for my fire pit bench.
I used 2x6 boards for my fire pit bench.
by RICARDO
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Perfect for what I needed outdoors
Perfect for what I needed outdoors
by HomeDepotCustomer
Good for the price. The test of time will be...
Good for the price. The test of time will be the true indicator of how well it holds up!
by HomeDepotCustomer
by HomeDepotCustomer
WeatherShield 2 in. x 6 in. x 4 ft. Premium Ground-Contact Pressure-Treated Wood Lumber great pro...
WeatherShield 2 in. x 6 in. x 4 ft. Premium Ground-Contact Pressure-Treated Wood Lumber great product.The lumber was straight ,cut easily and was exactly what I needed to repair fence gate. Highly recommend product
by RPM
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