Internet #206966950

Model #253944

Store SKU #1001754837

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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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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Weathershield Pressure-Treated Cedar Tone Lumber

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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.
  • 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.
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store

  • California residents

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Actual Product Length (ft.)
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
Actual Product Width (in.)
Approximate Weight (lb)
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
Nominal Product Length (in.)
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
Nominal Product Width (in.)
Nominal Width
6 in


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

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime

Questions & Answers


IS this decking kiln-dried after pressure treatment treatment (KDAT)

Asked by john January 7, 2021

Good question,,, One would think its kiln dried before its pressure treated so as to have the wood with less moisture in it,,, making it easier to accept and adsorb the pressure treat solution But this contradicts KDAT meaning Kiln Dried After Treatment So,,, I'm not sure ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- See americanpoleandtimber web site

What is the maximax span between joists i can have

Asked by Chuck September 6, 2020

Dear Chuck, On the span, its 12” on diagonal, or 16” span for perpendicular.

do i get my va 10% and my no interest for 24 months

Asked by tony August 4, 2020

Tony, Unfortunately, this is not a question that we can answer for you. We suggest that you call Home Depot's customer service number. That is 1 (800) 466-3337. A representative should be able to help you with this.

I want to pay with my home depot credit card but I can't find it. I want to get the discount and ...

Asked by Bill June 30, 2020

Hi Bill, we accept all major credit cards, (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover). We also accept Home Depot consumer cards and Home Depot gift cards and store credit on The options are able to be viewed at the billing portion of the order placement process. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

What is the right length and size of screws I should use to fix the deck with this 5/4” x 6” wood?

Asked by CSLDeckFixer June 19, 2020

Dear CSLDeckFixer, Most decking screws are 8-gauge and, while 2 1/2 inches is the minimum length needed to hold decking boards to the joists, 3-inch screws are commonly used to provide extra holding power against the upward pressure of shrinking or warping boards. Decking screws are coated for corrosion resistance, are sharp, tapered, and self-sinking. Make sure the box says it is rated for ACQ treated wood use. Hope this helps you.

do you have 40 of these available

Asked by sam June 9, 2020

Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This unit is only available for purchase in our brick and mortar stores in select markets. Please set your location to your local Home Depot to confirm inventory. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. -The Home Depot-

Will you cut this in half in the store?

Asked by Les June 6, 2020

They typically will if they have the industrial size equipment in the lumber dept. Call your local store first.

Is this Kiln Dried?

Asked by SS May 28, 2020

It’s stamped KD but what I found was the boards were soaked wet (saturated) with wood preservative so no you wouldn’t say they were dry.

I am replacing the top rail of a short fence with this product I got today in 8 foot length.Original rotted not sure if it was pressure treated

Asked by Les May 28, 2020

The pressure treated 16' or 8' lengths of wood are heavy. By not removing the damp wood below, you will be significantly adding to the weight of the fence and likely shortening it's lifespan. Let it dry out-and clean it. This year I replaced several top boards on my 16 x 16 pressure treated deck. I removed the old boards completely. However, there was an old 8x8 " landing" which I did not remove originally when building the deck as it was a brand new pressure treated deck. It would provide additional support for my new larger deck without concern for rotting underneath, Some ot the 16' top boards have since needed to be replaced. Some of them ran over that existing landing I previously referred to. I was happy to see the original deck underneath was still in excellent condition and had no rot. However, before placing any wood over it, I cleaned it thoroughly of any debris, and let the sun dry the wood completely before putting any new wood over it again, I would suggest you consider doing the same thing. Let that old wood dry before you put any new wood on top of it. Cover it with plastic on rainy days, Give it at least one solid week in sunny weather before you attempt to cover the old wood with new wood -and make sure the old wood is clean. Use a screw driver and hammer and see if it goes right through the wood. If it does, pull it off-period. I am not a professional - just used some common sense-or at least what appeared to be good sense to me.

I’m building a floating dock. I was wondering the weight of a 2x6x16’ treated boad , and The weight of a 5/4x6x16’ trea

Asked by Rac May 27, 2020

Rac, Here's some fun math for you to think about while on your floating dock made of that pressure-treated pine: (1.5x5.5)/144 = 0.0573 ft^2 area 16 feet length 0.0573 x 16 = 0.9167 ft^3 0.9167 ft^3 x 62.4 x 0.55 = 31.46 lbs -and- (1.125x5.5)/144 = 0.0430 ft^2 area 16 feet length 0.0430 x 16 = 0.6875 ft^3 0.6875 ft^3 x 62.4 x 0.55 = 23.60 lbs The wood boards are 31.46 and 23.60 pounds, respectively.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
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  • 72% recommend this product
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Good quality boards straight and true
Good quality boards straight and true
by rick
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.
by ttaylormaloney
8 people found this helpful
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.
by Dogvan
7 people found this 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.
by LowMaint
17 people found this 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.
by Neda
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
by KP
1 person found this helpful
Easy handling perfect decking board for all year round use
Easy handling perfect decking board for all year round use
by HomeDepotCustomer
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.
6 people found this 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
by Martha
3 people found this helpful
Very good quality and easy to work with
Very good quality and easy to work with
by angel
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