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n0c7 07-15-2012 08:11 PM

Pressure treated wood color
Just finished putting up a fence built entirely with pressure treated wood. Even though all of the lumber came from the same supplier tied to the same bundles, the color variation is insane! Some is dark green like usual however almost all of the 1x6 fence boards are completely yellow! We thought they screwed up and sent us spruce but they are all individually marked stating they are pressure treated, are wet to the touch and juice when screwed into them. I've just never seen what I would call "clear" pressure treated boards before?

mae-ling 07-15-2012 09:17 PM

Unfortunately the colour can be all over.
Never seen it clear, usually really light green to dark green.

joecaption 07-15-2012 09:19 PM

All depends on how it was stored. Outside the bundles will be dryer then the inside.
After a few years it will all even out.

ddawg16 07-15-2012 11:56 PM

All the stuff HD carries now is brown....

n0c7 07-16-2012 01:00 AM

The green ones I believe are coated with amine copper quat (ACQ) and the yellow looking ones say copper azole (CA).

mae-ling 07-16-2012 01:06 AM

Used to get brown stuff, called cedar-tone

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