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2 in. x 6 in. x 8 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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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 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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Questions & Answers

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Q:Is this considered a treated hard wood?
by|Oct 30, 2022
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A:  MrsNast, This is a relatively "heavy" weight softwood that is pressure-treated.

by|Oct 31, 2022

    A:  Yes

    by|Nov 5, 2022

      A:  No. Hard wood is dense deciduous species like oak, walnut, or hickory. Treated lumber is usually a coniferous species like Doug fir, hem fir, southern yellow pine...all soft woods.

      by|Nov 4, 2022

        A:  yes

        by|Nov 4, 2022
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          Q:Is it UC4?
          by|Oct 21, 2022
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          A:  Vlad, Yes this lumber is treated as UC4A.

          by|Oct 21, 2022
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            Q:I know there are lots of factors, but if I were to store this in a climate controlled garage, are we looking at a 4-6 weeks for it to dry out or is it more like 4-6 months? Anybody have any insight? I am asking as I am going to be using solid stain
            by|Sep 4, 2022
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            A:  It's ok if it's not warped or sagging and still solid to use it for your project

            by|Sep 6, 2022

              A:  Read the data sheet for the solid stain. Use a moisture meter ( available through Home Depot) to determine if the the moisture level meets the requirements for the product. The moisture level for a solid stain will be higher than that of a true oil stain. Oil stain soaks into the wood protecting from the inside out and solid stain is film forming meaning it lies on top of the surface of the wood. I hope this helps answer your question.

              by|Sep 7, 2022

                A:  Bizzy, Because we are unsure of how the product was stored prior to purchasing, we say 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.

                by|Sep 6, 2022
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                  Q:Would these be suitable to used for horizontal ?pickets? on a wooden fence? Running horizontally and screwing to 4x4?s
                  by|Jun 20, 2022
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                  A:  Greene, This lumber is ideal for a variety of general uses including exposed structures, sill plates, decks, docks, ramps and other outdoor applications.

                  by|Jun 21, 2022

                    A:  I would highly recommend using 12’ 2x6’s and having posts every 6’. And using a 2x2 in center of each 6’ section to nail or screw (we use true spiral nails) each board to to keep them straight.

                    by|Jun 26, 2022
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                      Board was nice and straight. We used it for the frame of our shed floor.
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                      Great product, perfect for my project. I Always buy the ground contact pressure treated lumber from Home Depot and am never disappointed.
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                        It is easy to cut and the screws went in easy. Turned out to be a beautiful boardwalk.
                        It is easy to cut and the screws went in easy. Turned out to be a beautiful boardwalk.
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                        The 1" x 4" PT wood was nice and straight without too many knots. They will be out side for seve...
                        The 1" x 4" PT wood was nice and straight without too many knots. They will be out side for several years. The material I purchase from Home Depot is always quality material and the always have enough stock to complete the projects I work on.
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                        Great lumber for outdoor furniture so that it lasts forever....
                        Great lumber for outdoor furniture so that it lasts forever. Its looks clean and makes your wood projects look good. Home Depot great place to find all your lumber needs.
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                        I didn't have any issues using it. Worked great for...
                        I didn't have any issues using it. Worked great for my mini pergola
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                        I bought four pieces for a project in my front yard, the only thing that I was not very happy abo...
                        I bought four pieces for a project in my front yard, the only thing that I was not very happy about is that the wood had a lot of knots. Once was painted it looked OK.
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                        worked great in the garden cider blocks for my raised bed
                        worked great in the garden cider blocks for my raised bed
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