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5/4 in. x 6 in. x 16 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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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

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.

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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.
  • 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 16 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.
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  • Note: product may vary by store



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Nominal Product Length (ft.)8 ft16 ft12 ft16 ft
Nominal Product Width (in.)6 in68 in10 in
FeaturesPaintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable,Water ResistantPaintable,Pressure Treated,StainablePressure TreatedPaintable,Pressure Treated,Stainable
MaterialSouthern Yellow Pine WoodWood
Lumber Grade#2 primePressure Treated;Stainable;Paintable#2 prime#2 prime
Wood SpeciesSouthern Pine Southern PineSouthern Pine
Contact Type Allowed Ground Contact
Nominal Product Thickness (in.) 5/422
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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Product Length (ft.)16Actual Product Thickness (in.)1
Actual Product Width (in.)5.5Approximate Weight (lb)33
Nominal Product Length (ft.)16 ftNominal Product Length (in.)16.0
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)5/4Nominal Product Width (in.)6
Nominal Width (in.)6 in

Details

Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. ).15Contact Type AllowedGround Contact
FeaturesPaintable,Pressure Treated,StainableLumber GradePressure Treated;Stainable;Paintable
Pressure treatment chemicalMCA - Micronized Copper AzoleTotal Linear Feet Covered16

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited lifetime

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
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My deck came out great using this lumber. Over 95%...
My deck came out great using this lumber. Over 95% of the boards that were delivered were usable for deck flooring. The few that weren't I used to build a firewood shed. I installed the wood in June and I just finished staining it this weekend (11-12 Sep. 2021). My deck faces Southwest and takes a beating from the sun. I'll report back next spring with an update.
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    Good quality boards straight and true
    Good quality boards straight and true
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    Purchased over 100 of these "premium" boards in late February 2017 for our deck. When installed a...
    Purchased over 100 of these "premium" boards in late February 2017 for our deck. When installed a rubber mallet was used to install the boards as tightly together as possible; couldn't even slip a sheet a paper between the boards. Jump to today, two years later, there are huge gaps between each board, nearly an inch in some spots. Horrible product would not recommend. Hugely disappointed.
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      I purchased 24 pieces of this decking to replace 12 year old decking. I installed them using a pi...
      I purchased 24 pieces of this decking to replace 12 year old decking. I installed them using a pipe clamp to squeeze them together and then screwed them in with 2.5 inch decking screws. After less than four weeks the boards dried out and left a 1/4 to 5/16 inch gap which I was expecting. There were, however, quite a few boards that were splitting; other boards warped and curled. I stripped my deck down to the joists, added bracing and a post and have virtually brought it up to code. This deck was carefully installed. Guidance I gained on various websites suggested a few months between installation and staining. Not sure I agree with that based on the performance of these boards. Had I stained them earlier they may not have split but the problem affected only 30% of the boards. I suggest anyone purchasing these boards carefully inspect them and ensure there are no micro-splits anywhere. Some of these boards look like they have been installed for far longer than one month.
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        7 found this review helpful
        Not the same as in the store
        I purchased 2 batches of these boards in store and had one board with one not showing. I didn’t sort through the boards the first time and the second time the stire clerk assisted me and told me that We had to take them as the came and only left me set one board out that had a black knot in it. For my third purchase, I opted for delivery due to size. This was my first Home Delivery, so it was a bit if a test. I paid extra for the premium boards to make sure i didnt get stuck with duds. The delivery went fine, but I was dissapointed when when I unstrapped the boards. The boards look like they sorted out all the bad boards, or shipped me the discard pile. Some boards have 7 knots, some have big black knots and some are a grainy green color. There is no way these are “Premium”and there is no way that this was just as they came from the bundle. Non of the boards i recieved look like the other boards I purchased. I have seen many standard grade boards that look better than this. Some of the boards won’t flex properly because the knots are so big, not to mention rough. They will fail at these locations. I am very dissapointed that Home depot would select these boards to send on a home delivery. These do not look like the boards I saw in store. They should have been returned for credit from the distributor or downgraded and sold at a discount. I really cannot find a good excuse for this. I would not trust them to select wood for me again. Either they don’t know what they are doing, they do know but don’t care, or they take advantage of delivery customers purge the worst boards. The delivery fee was not worth it based on the product recieved. Lesson learned.
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          18 found this review helpful
          I was skeptical when I ordered the lumber for my sitting area deck because it was not being deliv...
          I was skeptical when I ordered the lumber for my sitting area deck because it was not being delivered from my local Home Depot; therefore, I was not able to pick out the decking boards. I was a little surprised that all the boards, except for one, were straight which made the construction much easier since I built the deck myself. Many happy hours will be spent in this sitting area enjoying the outdoors.
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          Had 37 pcs delivered. Delivery excellent. IMO about 2-3 boards were not acceptable for finish d...
          Had 37 pcs delivered. Delivery excellent. IMO about 2-3 boards were not acceptable for finish decking. Fortunately I ordered 1 extra board, and used 1 fewer than expected. Overall satisfied price/quality for PT decking. Attached photo is day after decking went down. Used extra boards to make a planter for deck
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          1 found this review helpful
          Easy handling perfect decking board for all year round use
          Easy handling perfect decking board for all year round use
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          The width is off. These are supposed to be 5.5" but the ones I got were an 1/8th wider. I was rep...
          The width is off. These are supposed to be 5.5" but the ones I got were an 1/8th wider. I was replacing five boards in the middle of a deck floor. I have never been so angry. I am really losing faith in Home Depots ability to deliver quality lumber products. I do a lot of wood repair and I cannot trust their measurements. It's hard enough to find a straight board, at least they can be as wide as they are supposed to be. This caused the issue in the picture. Not cool, Home Depot.
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            7 found this review helpful
            It was suposed to b premium but there were lots of knots and had to bring 2 boards and exchange t...
            It was suposed to b premium but there were lots of knots and had to bring 2 boards and exchange they were not in good shape
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