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Brown Pressure-Treated Lumber in Winnipeg


Brown pressure-treated lumber came onto the market a few years ago. Since then, it has skyrocketed in popularity. It’s made using a unique pressure treatment process, which gives it enhanced protection against carpenter ants, fungus, and rot. Once it dries, it becomes a rich brown colour. 

Once you’ve finished building, there’s no need to stain or paint the wood afterward. Simply apply a sealant, and it’s ready to go. Due to its weather-resistant properties, it’s commonly used for fences and decks.
Check out the selection of brown pressure-treated lumber we have at Star Building Materials today.

Our Treated Lumber

Our treated lumber comes from West Fraser Mills. West Fraser’s Barefoot Outdoor Decking offerings are high quality treated wood products designed to match all of your decking needs. The lumber is sourced from certified, sustainably managed forests.

Our treated lumber is primarily made from lodgepole pine, which offers consistent composition due to slow growth and smaller knots than other species. Lodgepole pine is a preferred species for treating because the treatment penetrates deep into the wood, delivering a high quality product that ensures greater longevity for your decking project.

All decking is kiln dried and graded for quality, selected by top-of-the-line technology to meet high specifications for optimal preservative treatment



Choose brown pressure-treated lumber for your next construction project, and you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Long-lasting. Brown pressure-treated wood is kiln-dried after it’s treated to improve its stability and endurance. 

  • Resilient. This lumber is filled with preservatives to prevent it from shrinking, cracking, or swelling. 

  • Economical. This lumber is more affordable than cedar.




Why is brown pressure-treated lumber brown?

The rich brown colour is created with a dye that’s added during the treatment process. Over time, the dark brown fades to a lighter, more natural-looking colour.


How long does brown pressure-treated wood last?

With proper maintenance, your treated wood can last up to 20 years or more. 


What's the difference between brown and green pressure-treated wood?

You might be familiar with green pressure-treated lumber. Brown pressure-treated wood uses a different formula, which contains copper instead of arsenic.


Can you stain pressure-treated wood?

Yes, you can stain brown-treated lumber; doing so will preserve its vibrant colour.

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