There are several great reasons to choose our treated lumber.
The NatureWood systems are based on the well-established effectiveness of copper combined with a co-biocide, and are applied to wood by pressure treatment. All our incised treated wood products are certified for ground contact and fresh water contact applications for projects such as decks, fences and landscaping.
The Benefits of NatureWood® Treated Wood
- NatureWood® products are durable and designed for outdoor construction.
- US Lifetime Residential and Agricultural Limited Warranty against structural damage caused by decay and termites. See warranty for specific provisions.
- For structural lumber, sill plates, patios, decks, garden edging, and landscaping structures.
- NatureWood products, are AWPA standardized, and meet all major model building code requirements.
- Use hot-dip galvanized, stainless steel, or other fasteners and hardware as recommended by the hardware manufacturer.
Sizes normally in stock listed below.
Lumber is a commodity with prices fluctuating weekly due to market conditions. With our Lumber Commodity Price Sheet we look to keep you as informed as possible about those prices.
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All prices subject to change without notice, please contact us to verify stock availability.
We ALWAYS stock #2 and better ACQ incised treated Hemlock certified for ground contact.
Some Home Depot pressure treated lumber SKUs are NOT certified for ground contact.
Sizes marked in ORANGE are lengths NOT STOCKED at Home Depot.
Sizes marked in GREEN are lengths that need to be special ordered.
Please talk to a customer service representative for special orders.
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Care and Maintenance
Apply a weather-resistant finish – Any exposed wood, pressure treated or not, should be protected with a high quality water repellent finish or stain with water repellent to help reduce warping, checking, and splitting. Application of a quality clear water repellent or semitransparent stain, which contains water repellent, will help minimize the cycles of moisture take-up and loss the wood goes through outdoors. First, determine if your NatureWood product has been pressure treated with a factory applied water repellent by looking at the end tag. If not factory water repellent treated, thoroughly clean your project with a deck cleaning product. Clear water repellent can be immediately applied to your deck or other project. If you choose to use a semitransparent stain which contains a water repellent, you need to first check that your project is surface dry. Either wait until the surface is dry or immediately apply clear water repellent and wait approximately 8 weeks and then apply your chosen color of semitransparent stain. Water repellent should be reapplied every 12 to 18 months, stains – every 24 to 36 months.
Fastener Information – NatureWood preserved wood products are designed for long-term performance in outdoor applications and, therefore, require high quality, corrosion resistant nails, screws, and hardware. Use hot-dip galvanized (conforming to ASTM Standards: ASTM-A153 for hot-dip fasteners and ASTM-A653, Coating Designation G-185 for hot-dip connectors and sheet products), stainless steel, or other fasteners and hardware as recommended by the hardware manufacturer. Direct contact of NatureWood preserved wood with aluminum fasteners is not recommended.
Drill pilot holes – Drill pilot holes, especially when nailing or screwing near the edge or end of a board. Pilot holes will help minimize splitting.
Deck board spacing – During construction, should the wood become wet, butt deck boards together. As drying occurs, some shrinkage can be expected. If the wood is dry, allowing for shrinkage is not necessary.
When appearance permits, attach boards bark side up – As a general rule, attach boards bark side up (annual rings arc upward) to reduce cupping; however, the best face should be placed up when a defect of the wood is apparent. Fasten thin boards to thicker boards to maintain structural integrity.
- Do not burn preserved wood. (see Disposal section)
- Wear a dust mask and goggles when cutting or handling wood.
- Wear gloves when working with wood.
- All sawdust and construction debris should be cleaned up and disposed of after construction.
- Some preservative may migrate into soil/water or dislodge from the wood. Incidental contact with skin during construction or use may occur.
- After working with the wood wash exposed areas thoroughly.
- Wash work clothes separately from other household clothing before reuse.
- Preserved wood should not be used where it may come into direct or indirect contact with drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as fresh water docks and bridges.
- Do not use preserved wood under circumstances where the preservative may become a component of food, animal feed, or beehives.
- Do not use preserved wood for mulch.
- Only preserved wood that is visibly clean and free of surface residue should be used for patios, decks, and walkways.
- NatureWood® products which are no longer usable such as cutoffs, broken boards, sawdust or treated wood material taken out of service are not considered hazardous and may be disposed of in landfills or burned in commercial or industrial incinerators or boilers in accordance with state and federal regulations.