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5/4 in. x 6 in. x 8 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
  • Ideal 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 8 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.)
8
Actual Product Thickness (in.)
1
Actual Product Width (in.)
5.5
Approximate Weight (lb)
18
Nominal Product Length (ft.)
8
Nominal Product Length (in.)
8
Nominal Product Thickness (in.)
5/4
Nominal Product Width (in.)
6
Nominal Width
6 in

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
8

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime

Questions & Answers

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Is it okay to set deck boards out in the sun for 30 days before installation to avoid gapping fro...

Asked by Firstdeck July 3, 2017
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Yes but it generally takes up to 3 months for them to fully dry

What does 5/4 in. mean??

Asked by Sue March 4, 2017
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Means 1-1/4". The number 4 means 1 inch and 5 means its one part or 1/4" over 1"

After these dry do the turn a shade of yellow.

Asked by Sid April 2, 2019
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Yes

Do you have this in 5/4in. x 4in. x 8ft?

Asked by deeman September 17, 2018
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No they do not come in 4"width only 6"

how far apart should the floor joist be

Asked by Wonder May 16, 2017
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16" for perpendicular decking, 12" for diagonal

How long should you wait after installing this 5/4x6 PT decking and spindles before using a solid color deck stain?

Asked by Jaden October 17, 2016
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At least three months

How long beforehand to dry ?

Asked by Steve May 6, 2018
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At least three months

What is the actual width?

Asked by smac November 9, 2016
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5-1/4" when dry, 5-1/2" when wet

Do you have to leave a space between each board or can you butt them close together. I have good ...

Asked by Deckman February 22, 2017
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You should always space them, the boards will expand and contract over the year and if you butt them up tight, you will likely have issues later. I recommend at least the width of a 12 penny nail.

Can this be stain and if so what type?

Asked by Marc August 15, 2016
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yes to most colors

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Excellent quality of wood provided to complete this project. I used the boards for the top of an ...
Excellent quality of wood provided to complete this project. I used the boards for the top of an outside cover for my lawn sprinkler pump and LP gas bottle area. I cook with gas and using the small bottles allows me to haul them in the trunk of my car for a refill. A bottle lasts 1 1/2 - 2 months.
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Once you dig through the warped and knotty stuff there was plenty of good wood
Once you dig through the warped and knotty stuff there was plenty of good wood
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Of the 40 deck boards I bought, I was not able to use 3 of them, do to warping, or splitting in t...
Of the 40 deck boards I bought, I was not able to use 3 of them, do to warping, or splitting in the boards. Other than that I was very please and would buy them again.
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There's not much you can say about a piece of pt lumber, but I do find myself buying about 8-10 o...
There's not much you can say about a piece of pt lumber, but I do find myself buying about 8-10 of these a month year round to build mini, kid sized, picnic tables to sell as a hobby. I have found that HD always has a good quantity on hand, even through the winter when it's off season. The quality of these is much better then what I see in my 2 local big blue box stores indoor lumber yard and I haven't had any warp badly on me as pt wood can sometimes do when drying out. It's easy to find straight, uncupped and unbowed planks with very few to no knots for my tables.
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We’re the perfect size and not easily punctured ...
We’re the perfect size and not easily punctured
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Great board, I have used it for both decking and carpentry. Most boards on the pile are generally...
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Great board, I have used it for both decking and carpentry. Most boards on the pile are generally in good shape (no bad bends) and appearance is good. It is generally wet from pressure treating so it takes screws without pre-drilling (at least 1.5" or greater from edges). I do not gap this boards when wet for decking, when they shrink (dry) they gap on their own. Do not stain or paint these boards for several months until they have dried out. Boards are made of whitewood (pine, fir, spruce)
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It's really what it is. It's super wet, and very consistent in its inconsistency. But it works,...
It's really what it is. It's super wet, and very consistent in its inconsistency. But it works, you know, it's what it is, and if this is what you expect and want to your project, this works just fine. Just don't expect it to be anything pristine or perfect. And just get 25% more than you actually need so you can pick and choose, and return the crappiest ones. This is not going to blow your mind with quality, so keep your expectation in check.
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Several boards have long cracks, but most of the others...
Several boards have long cracks, but most of the others were great.
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Very pleased with this batch of deck boards. 110 ordered online, so I didn't get to choose for m...
Very pleased with this batch of deck boards. 110 ordered online, so I didn't get to choose for myself. Only had to cull 4 out of the entire batch. Boards were damp from treating, so I didn't use any spacing during the install. 3ish weeks later, I have 1/16" to 1/8". Happy with the results considering my skills are fairly in the "wood butcher" realm. My only complaint (not much of one,) is the stamp. I had to use the 'bad' side of a handful of the boards, and the stamp is showing. I'm sure it will fade soon enough though.
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I bought a good amount of the 5/4in Weathershield Premium Pine Decking and the product is far fr...
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I bought a good amount of the 5/4in Weathershield Premium Pine Decking and the product is far from "premium". First of all, you may as well block of a good 4 hours to sift through the pile at the store to find any usable pieces. I started out looking for good pieces and end up settling for usable. This is basically the only option for pressure treated pine at Home Depot and it is pitiful. I bought enough for a 10' by 20' deck and many of the pieces had loose knots or were splitting. Most of the usable pieces I found still had many knots but they were intact and flush with the rest of the board. In addition, many of the boards are slightly warped which increases the install time significantly. It was very difficult to get consistent spacing between boards because of the poor quality and warping. Many boards had to be cut down to 6 or 4 feet to be usable resulting in significant waist. This is a relatively cheap product and did work for my project but it was painful and disappointing. It is 2018, Home Depot should be able to find better suppliers that can deliver a good product and that have good quality control. I am hopeful that this product is able to hold up long term now that it is installed.
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