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2 in. x 6 in. x 8 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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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

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

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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.

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 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 8 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.)
8
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.5
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.5
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8
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

13Questions25Answers

Is this safe to use to make a picnic table

Asked by TF June 26, 2020
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Personally, I would NOT use treated lumber. I would fear the chemicals in the wood might be unwelcome contamination in food and beverages. If you can get a Material Safety Data sheet, I am pretty sure you would find that it is not a good idea. I suggest using cedar. Also, 2x6 seems a bit much. I recommend you Google picnic table plans

Would this be safe to use in a chicken coop? Is it safe for chickens?

Asked by Jazz February 29, 2020
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This lumber is safe to use around animals as long as it is not ingested.

Can I order a 2x6 x 20'

Asked by Ron September 1, 2019
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Answer

Please contact your local PRO associate to see if this lumber is available for special order in your area.

Can a 2x6 board be used with joist 2 foot on center

Asked by Johnny May 16, 2019
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Not for anything structural i.e. decks, houses or room additions. You could use 2x6 for a shed floor but I’d still put them at 16 o.c. W/ 3/4 ply.

Is this rated for basement use @ .60

Asked by Alex April 3, 2019
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Sorry, don't know about basements., I rebuilt my deck using it as the deck floor boards. Looks great, holding up well after two years. I assume the .60 is a humidity level? My deck is in Michigan, has snow, rain, sun on it; all season use.

Is this treated wood safe for a raised bed garden?

Asked by RY April 3, 2018
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These boards were heavy with moisture when I received them to build my planter. I left them in my shop to dry for a week, and three of the boards warped badly. They are unusable. This is the second experience I've had with severe warping with WeatherShild boards. They are what I could afford. If you buy this, buy more than you need and see if it's still cheaper, as some boards may be wasted due to warp.

what is used when this is pressure treated ?

Asked by cedar August 29, 2017
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Its white pine with arsenic and water pressure sprayed

When cutting this wood do the end grains need to be stained or sealed to match the cedar tone?

Asked by Chris August 7, 2017
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No!

Can this product be used for a raised bed vegetable garden with no adverse effects on the edible ...

Asked by BasementGuy May 10, 2017
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No . Its womanized wood that contains arsenic which leaches into the ground

Why do you say it has an actual width of 2.5"? Isn't the case that it has an actual width of 1.5"?

Asked by RonSwanson March 14, 2017
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I'm not sure what you're asking but, if you speaking of a 2x6 the width would be 5-1/2". The thickness would be 1-1/2".

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