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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
  • Durable for your deck and 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.

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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

Weathershield Pressure-Treated Cedar Tone Lumber

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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 Pine meets the highest grading standards for strength and appearance. This 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.
  • 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
  • Ground contact treated lumber should be used in tropical climates or applications likely to have prolonged contact with vegetation or leaf litter
  • 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
  • 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 ft
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1.50 in
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.50 in
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8 ft
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
2
Nominal Product Width (in.)
6 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
0.14
Color/Finish
Brown
Fastener Recommendation
Galvanized Fastener
Features
Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,UV Protected,Water Resistant
Lumber Grade
#2 prime
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

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Customer Reviews

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  • 79% recommend this product
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I used several of these in my project and they were very good, straight and solid. Of course only...
I used several of these in my project and they were very good, straight and solid. Of course only time will tell with these.
by Clyde
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The wood was good for my outside raised garden bed. Let’s see how long before it rots. That’s the...
The wood was good for my outside raised garden bed. Let’s see how long before it rots. That’s the real test.
by Linkey
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It's nice that they are rated for ground contact but they had quite a few knots. I would and will...
It's nice that they are rated for ground contact but they had quite a few knots. I would and will purchase more.
by FarmerAl
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Many of the boards warped in a couple of days, not sartisfied
Many of the boards warped in a couple of days, not sartisfied
by Alfredo
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Prime Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber was just what I needed for my deck. I was very pleas...
Prime Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber was just what I needed for my deck. I was very pleased with the results.
by larryb
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Price on one end was for a 10 footer and the other end was for a 8 footer called store and they d...
Price on one end was for a 10 footer and the other end was for a 8 footer called store and they didn't change it said everything was alright
by Mary
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1 person found this helpful
You have to go through an entire pallet to get 20 good boards (if the rack was even stocked). Lot...
You have to go through an entire pallet to get 20 good boards (if the rack was even stocked). Lots of warps, cracks, chips and knot holes. I dreaded each time I had to go get new boards. I replaced my existing decking with these and wish the original builder used anything but 2x6's so I could use more attractive wood. This would be okay for framing, but definitely not my first choice for decking. I didn't have much of an option though, unless I wanted to rebuild my whole deck. It's not cheap either.
by DK67
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by SebastianUSA
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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Just the unexpected cost of lumber, but, I had to...
Just the unexpected cost of lumber, but, I had to have it and do a job.
by DAVID
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