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5/4 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft. Standard Ground Contact Pressure-Treated 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 Details

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

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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 8 ft.
  • Must use Ground Contact pressure treated lumber where lumber is at risk for poor air circulation, less than six 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.
  • Use standard grade lumber is a rustic appearance is desired with your lumber project
  • Standard grade will have more natural characteristics than premium grade and the size of knots may be larger
  • This lumber will contain more knots that will range in size
  • Find everything you need to complete your decking project here
  • Note: product may vary by store



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Questions & Answers

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Q:This is “standard ground contact” lumber. Does “premium ground contact” provide more rot protection or is the difference in appearance only?
by|Jan 15, 2023
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A:  Difference is appearance and finish. Less knots and smoother finish. If you never wear shoes on it, it's worth the extra $0.75 per board.

by|Jan 22, 2023

    A:  Marty, The "premium" is in reference to the appearance only. Premium grade lumber will have smaller knots and fewer holes.

    by|Jan 19, 2023
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      Q:is there anyway to get this lumber in st george utah? i have yet to see any of the trreated lumber at the store. only the dried out looking brown stuff.
      by|Dec 19, 2022
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      A:  Mark, To better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST, or call your local store. They can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question.

      by|Dec 21, 2022
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        Q:What is the actual width of these boards ??
        by|May 2, 2022
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        A:  The width is 5 1/2 inches

        by|Jun 30, 2022

        A:  I wish they were 5.5" Inflation? The ones i picked up in Atlanta are ProWood and measure 5.25" Now I need to return them all and find what is standard at 5.5"

        by|Aug 5, 2022

          A:  MikeC, Actual width of this product is approximately 5.5 inches.

          by|May 2, 2022
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            Q:Is this product kdat
            by|Apr 2, 2022
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            A:  This board is pressure treated but not kiln dried after treatment.

            by|Apr 4, 2022
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              Great board, I have used it for both decking and carpentry. Most boards on the pile are generally...
              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.
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              Built a ramp for my shed so we can drive the mower in and out. Worked great, as well as all my RI...
              Built a ramp for my shed so we can drive the mower in and out. Worked great, as well as all my RIOBU tools I purchased at Home Depot!
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              Boards were not straight, some ends were more narrow than others, and there was way too much shri...
              Boards were not straight, some ends were more narrow than others, and there was way too much shrinkage after only being down a week. If the boards shrink anymore, I'm going to have to pull it all up and start again.
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              Good quality for the money. Some knots and splits, I do suggest to pull the order yourself, I ord...
              Good quality for the money. Some knots and splits, I do suggest to pull the order yourself, I ordered online had about 10 that were not the greatest, had to re-think my design so not to use the full board. Worth to buy them over the "Premium", the cost savings out weigh the extra work setting them.
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              Real wood for a deck...
              Real wood for a deck...
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              great quality wood; made a really nice raised veggie garden!
              great quality wood; made a really nice raised veggie garden!
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              Used this lumber to build two andirondack chairs, a 6ft bench, and small table. I have used hund...
              Used this lumber to build two andirondack chairs, a 6ft bench, and small table. I have used hundreds of board feet of this lumber on decks and other outdoor projects. It always performs well.
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              I bought these boards to use as cut boards for a 24’x30’ deck. Didn’t want to cut a 16’ 20 tines ...
              I bought these boards to use as cut boards for a 24’x30’ deck. Didn’t want to cut a 16’ 20 tines as needed. The worked great. Had some nice knots and some that were actual holes but a little time a I could piece it all together.
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