First Look: Pressure Treated Lumber

Posted by: on June 17th, 2012 | One Comment
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Pressure treated lumber is an essential building material for many outdoor DIY projects. The treated lumber you’ll find at The Home Depot varies from region to region in terms of the type of treatment and some of its aesthetic qualities.

In this video, Home Depot associate Geoff Case walks us through the different pressure treating processes and regional lumber species we use and, and he tells why the differences matter. Geoff also lets us in on a new type of pressure treatment that’s better for the environment and why it’s better for the customer in ways you might not expect. And finally, Geoff explains The Home Depot’s exclusive WeatherShield waterproofing that adds significant value to the treated lumber, at no extra cost.


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Our First Look series gives Apron Blog readers an inside look by highlighting some of the videos our store associates watch to learn about the new products and services available at The Home Depot.

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  1. [...] materials you use to build your outdoor deck have to withstand tough weather conditions. Advances in pressure treated wood make it a good choice, but wood decking still needs regular maintenance to keep from deteriorating [...]