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Model #253944

Store SKU #1001754835

5/4 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft. Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Premium Pine Decking Board

  • 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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Add Value To Your Property

Studies show that adding a deck is one of the best ways you can increase your home's value.

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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.

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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 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.
  • California residents
  • Made of 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
  • 5/4 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft.
  • Must use ground contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than 6 in. 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
  • 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.
  • 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.)
12
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.5
Approximate Weight (lb)
25
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
12
Nominal Product Length (in.)
12
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
5/4
Nominal Product Width (in.)
6
Nominal Width
6

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
.15
Contact Type Allowed
Ground Contact
Features
Paintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable
Lumber Grade
Pressure Treated;Stainable;Paintable
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Total Linear Feet Covered
12

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime

Questions & Answers

32Questions59Answers

I am thinking of using this to build at deck at my inground pool. Is this pressure treated wood s...

Asked by Wayne May 6, 2018
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Here's my input. I have an above ground pool and even with wood protection applied the area that gets the most water from the pool, the entrance where the ladder is, doesn't last more than 6 years or so. I read that it is due to the chlorine. Salt water may be different result. The boards under the decking is fine. I am in the process of replacing the wood now in that area.

What is the exact width and thickness of a 1”x6” pressure treated plank?

Asked by Scott July 8, 2018
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3/4" x 5 3/4"

We are considering installing this product on top of 2 x 6 ground contact joists spaced 16" OC. I...

Asked by Neal December 2, 2018
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For a tighter more professional look I butt them end to end as tight as I can because they only get smaller as they dry. Depending on your final application and desired look though spacing them slightly could give you that older flooring look. I only use stainless screws but have had really good results with the coated galvanized ones as well.

what is the recommended seperation between pressure treated decking boards [seams][cold weather a...

Asked by Bill April 10, 2018
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1/8"

are these boards kiln dried?

Asked by LT December 6, 2017
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No, they are not. The ones I purchased were very wet with treatment solution.

i need these in 6 ft sections. will HD cut them in the store?

Asked by Howy October 5, 2017
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Yes. Not sure if all stores are the same but my local store will give you 6 cuts free and everything anything past that is 50 cents per cut

What’s the difference between premium and regular boards

Asked by Joe March 20, 2019
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Premium boards are more expensive because they have fewer flaws - such as knots. They just look nicer overall and should last longer than regular boards.

I am thinking about using these boards to replace the old 2x6 boards, but the joists are 24" on c...

Asked by LittleMike August 28, 2018
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You will need to replace the 2x6 with a 2x6. Otherwise, you'll need 16" o.c. joists.

how much does it weight?

Asked by carlos August 26, 2019
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10-20 lbs. no one has ever asked that but good question

how many boards for 24x24 deck

Asked by dp August 24, 2017
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the deck boards are 5.5 ". So if you use 12' boards and meet them with a transition in the middle, you will need 105 boards. But you should always get 10-15% extra to cull bad boards.

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Was easy to work with didn't have to worry about the board splitting most of them were flush
Was easy to work with didn't have to worry about the board splitting most of them were flush
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Great product, easy to handle and looks great for any pitch or deck project
Great product, easy to handle and looks great for any pitch or deck project
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The boards themselves were pretty good. Out of the 40 boards I ordered, 2 had more knots than I ...
The boards themselves were pretty good. Out of the 40 boards I ordered, 2 had more knots than I would have expected from "premium" decking. I used them in Home Depot's Slip Fence so they were stacked vertically, side to side. The fence has only been up for 2 weeks and there are a few areas where the boards are starting to warp. Although these boards are recommended by HD for this fence, I think a 5/4 inch think tongue and groove board would have worked better.
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The standard is sub standard and the premium is standard when dealing with the knots on the edges...
The standard is sub standard and the premium is standard when dealing with the knots on the edges and the pitted knots. I like the ground contact rating. Lowe's has the same premium board for the same price but it is not ground contact rated therefore not as weather resistant. I had to pick through a lot to get what I wanted for the customer.
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Product worked well. It was half the cost or less than the composite decking.
Product worked well. It was half the cost or less than the composite decking.
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The wood redid our front porch
The wood redid our front porch
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The boards are pretty decent. We're giving a deck a makeover and using these for the floor top....
The boards are pretty decent. We're giving a deck a makeover and using these for the floor top. You have to be choosy going through the pile, and even then we ended up returning some due to splitting or warping when they dried out, but I think that's to be expected..
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The boards are good, however, the sizes are inconsistent. Some boards are as much as 1/4" wider, ...
The boards are good, however, the sizes are inconsistent. Some boards are as much as 1/4" wider, which makes it hard when you've already laid half of your deck and find size differences.
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Nice for what it was made for
Nice for what it was made for
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Wood has a lot of knots....
Wood has a lot of knots.
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